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India, the USSR and the MiG Project

The MiG programme has not been a success. Since the MiG is inferior in performance to many of the Pakistan Air Force aircraft, its production in India would only be justified if it could be manufactured in large numbers. In fact production has not been on a large scale. Nor has it been successfully implemented: the aircraft is still more Russianthan Indian-made. And the plane is not cheap, not even in foreign exchange; the original terms, never over-generous, appear to have been subsequently tightened.

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