Yeah the IN aren't happy with MiG-29K, the main reason Russia went for MiG-29K over Su-33 was (so i hear) to do with carrier capacity and cost. At least it gave them a moderate starting point for deriving requirements for MRCBF but there's so many damn acronyms in Indian programs it can be a bit of a mess.ArmChairCivvy wrote: An ex-Navy chief said on an Indian daily that they won't be buying any more of those as every arrested landing needs some remedial work afterwards... easy to make a navy plane into something else but v.v does not hold
This does not mean that the plane in itself was bad (Russia buying quite a few for their AF cause they, too, have been losing numbers by going for the top-top designs).
The wider Russian enterprise is moving away from the MiG design which is highlighted by the lacklustre support for MiG-35. Seems like they mainly were backing it to maintain a 'low cost' export offering, the RuAF is becoming a Flanker force with all the associated pros and cons.