The MiG-29 “Fulcrum” is a stalwart interceptor of the Indian Air Force and Navy

It stands as the first Soviet fighter that prioritized extreme manoeuvrability over straight-line performance and pilot initiative over strict ground control

Remarkably, even after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, it has retained its high demand and continues to be a popular choice

 The aircraft has a virtual-delta wing with large forward fairings, twin fins and prominent air intakes for the twin RD-33 turbofans

Most MiG 29 do not have fly-by-wire controls, unlike their Western contemporaries

Its radar can track ten targets up to 245 km / 152 miles away and enables look-down-shoot-down capability

The Russian Air Force has upgraded some MiG-29s to MiG-29SMT standard by increasing the range and payload

With exceptional performance, state-of-the-art avionics, and versatile multi-role capabilities, the MiG-29Ks significantly enhance the Indian Navy’s operational reach