Russia and India are working on a project to design a new fifth generation combat aircraft, a RIA Novosti correspondent quoted Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov as saying on Tuesday. According to Mr. Klebanov, at the moment the work to prepare this project is underway in India. Most probably, details of the project will be released to experts in the first quarter of 2002. "Russia will present the project and India's participation in it," Mr. Klebanov stressed. He added that a tender would be held to determine the contractor to build the plane. Russian corporations Sukhoi and MiG might participate in the tender.
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities