The Indian Ministry of defense has denied message part of the Indian media about the fact that Ukraine has not returned to India five military transport aircraft An-32 after the upgrade, said the Indian military Ministry.
"messages in the media about Indian military aircraft lost during the upgrade, unfounded. And this is confirmed by the Indian air force. The last batch of five An-32, which were sent to Ukraine to restore is available on the company in Ukraine, "- said in a released statement by the Ministry, reports RIA " Novosti ". As emphasized by the Ministry of defence, the repair was delayed due to the fact that certain need to spare some were inaccessible due to the deterioration of relations between Russia And Ukraine. Yesterday the magazine Defense News referring to the bureaucrat of the Indian air force reported that five Indian transport aircraft from 40 shipped to Ukraine India for modernization under the contract from 2009 disappeared. According to a source, according to the agreement from 2009, which was signed by India with UkrSpetsExport about modernization And repair of 104 transport aircraft An-32, purchased in Ukrainian design Bureau Antonov, 40 aircraft were required to be upgraded within Ukraine, and 64 other - repair facilities on the Indian air force in Kanpur provided by Ukraine on technology. The total contract Price is 400 million dollars.