India’s new fifth generation stealth fighter (FGFA), jointly developed by India and Russia, will also have the added advantage of being able to fire the newest iteration of the fearsome BrahMos cruise missile, the BrahMos NG.
The new jet will be a variant of the Russian single-seat FGFA called Sukhoi T-50 or PAK-FA. The Indian version with come with modifications.
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Given its very high speed, it becomes extremely difficult for the enemies to intercept and counter the BrahMos missiles.
The Indian version will be a two-seater for pilot and co-pilot/Weapon Systems Operator (WSO).
India wants the stealth fighter jet to be inducted into the Indian Air Force much before 2024-25 – the date that was fixed for delivery.