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MIG-29s to replace retiring Harriers 12 May, 2016

The Indian Naval Air Squadron 300 (INAS 300), ‘White Tigers’, are set to phase out the Sea Harriers V/STOL fighter aircraft and make way for new generation of fighters to replace. The INAS 300 has been re-equipped with the new MiG 29Ks. The Sea Harrier operated from both INS Vikrant and INS Viraat where use of the ski jump allowed the aircraft to take off from a short flight deck. Sea Harriers were also equipped with the Matra Magic II and Derby Air to Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Missiles which makes the Sea Harrier a potent air defence fighter for the fleet at sea. 

MIG-29s to replace retiring Harriers

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