Officials told reporters on condition of anonymity that a recent internal report from the Indian Defense Ministry showed that ISA had signed a contract with the Indian Air Force to deliver 222 Su-30MKI multi-purpose fighters to the latter by 2017, but only 197 were produced. They also said that the remaining 25 are expected to be delivered from 2020 to 2021.
The report also pointed out that Indias independently developed brilliant light fighter production was delayed by five years, 20 of which were originally scheduled to start service in early 2017.
Reported that the brilliant light fighter MK1A also faces delays, is expected to be delivered by 2023 to 2024, if not later.
The Mirage 2000 H fighter upgrade to the Mirage 2000-5 standard also has some problems with the project, which has so far upgraded only six of the 21 planned targets.
The plan to upgrade more than 60 Jaguar attackers has also been delayed for more than 6 years, the report said.
Similar delays have plagued the production of the Doonel-228 maritime patrol aircraft and the development of the HTT-40 basic trainer since 2010.
In addition, India has delayed the delivery of its own advanced light helicopters, MkIII (38) and MkIV (16), which were not delivered to the Indian Air Force and Indian Army until 2017, four years later than scheduled.
Reported that the Indian Air Force (IAF) attributed these recurring delays to the Air Forces continuing requests for modifications to all these projects. For example, they claim that the Indian Air Force has demanded 300 to 400 modifications to the Glory light fighter over the years. They say that these changes take time because they require authentication every time. (compile / Wang Jiang)
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