Structural Fault in MIG-29 Fighter Planes

 Russia has pointed out structural faults in MiG-29 aircraft. There
was a MiG-29 accident in Russia in December 2008. RAC-MiG has intimated
that corrosion on the fin root ribs has been identified as the cause of
crack development.

There is no plan to decommission MiG-29 aircraft.

The repair scheme and preventive measures are in place and IAF has
not encountered major problems concerning the issue. IAF has not
entered into a new deal for procurement of MiG-29 aircraft.

This information
was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri
Prabhat Jha & Balavant Alias Bal Apte in Rajya Sabha today.