Panel Examining Indo-Russian FGFA Program Gets Time Extension

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A high level five-member committee is looking into the multi-billion dollar project for the joint development of the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) with Russia. The committee will submit its report by May 15, a senior official informed.The committee was set up in January this year with a three-month term . Their job was to take a detailed look at the cost and the possible transfer of technology that India is looking for. Recently the official informed that the tenure of the committee has been increased by another one month.The committee will take a critical look at the actual technology transfer that India stands to gain thorough the deal.“We are assembling 272 Su-30s, which have only 56% indigenous content. In the FGFA, we should getfull technology, not just the know-how but also the know-why so that we can do future upgrades and support here,” officials said.

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