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India to buy new MIGs from Soviet Union

India has completed a deal to purchase from the Soviets new MIG-29 Fulcrum fighter jets, which it wants for countering US aircraft sold to Pakistan, a government source said Sunday. The MIG-29s may join the Indian Air Force by the end of this year. Some Indian pilots are to be sent to the USSR soon to train on them. India had urged the sale in March, during a visit here by Soviet Defense Minister Dmitri F. Ustinov.

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