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    [*******#010000][FONT=Georgia]NEW DELHI, May 11 (RIA Novosti) – The Indian Navy has commissioned its first squadron of MiG-29K/KUB shipborne fighters, dubbed the "Black Panthers," a MiG spokesperson in India said on Saturday.
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    [*******#010000][FONT=Georgia]The ceremony at an airbase in Dabolim, in the state of Goa on India's west coast, was attended by India's Defense Minister A K Antony, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral D K Joshi and MiG Director-General Sergei Korotkov.
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    [*******#010000][FONT=Georgia]The squadron comprises 12 single-seat MiG-29Ks and four two-seat MiG-29KUBs, which Russia supplied under the 2004 contract with the Indian Defense Ministry.
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    [*******#010000][FONT=Georgia]India’s Naval officials said MiG-29K fighters, once integrated with aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, will “bolster the Navy's punch with its multi-role capability,” according to the Asian News International (ANI).
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    [*******#010000][FONT=Georgia]The MiG-29K is a navalized variant of the MiG-29 land-based fighter, and has folding wings, an arrester tail-hook, strengthened airframe and multirole capability. It can be armed with a wide variety of air-to-air and air-to-surface weaponry.
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    http://en.rian.ru/world/20130511/181...-Squadron.html

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    saw some flying over the sunny sky of Goa and I am baking here heh heh heh....

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    Read that news some time ago, was wondering why there are so few pictures of them? Also odd they werent sent to the airshow in India a while back.

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    Cross posting from Indian pictures thread.

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    Indian Navy MiG-29K Squadron Commissioned
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    India's Thounaojamtom Cruise....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKiwi View Post
    India's Thounaojamtom Cruise....
    must be driving a Royal Engfield Bullet and wife must be preparing Chapati.

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    How do you think he feels about going up against Iranian MiG-28's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKiwi View Post
    How do you think he feels about going up against Iranian MiG-28's?
    One time at straight of Hormuz i saw two bogie armed with rapier and sword i vector in from the north and when i was to lock, the HUD error said ERROR ERROR mig-28 is flying carpet you need to used the after burner and burn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKiwi View Post
    How do you think he feels about going up against Iranian MiG-28's?
    To be precise, MiG 28-2.
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    Does the "K" and "KUB"(as well as the M single and two seaters) use a common canopy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flanker7 View Post
    Does the "K" and "KUB"(as well as the M single and two seaters) use a common canopy?
    Yes.
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