The Indian Navy will soon deploy Rafale-M (Marine) fighter jets on INS Vikrant, said Naval chief Admiral R Hari Kumar on Wednesday.

Speaking after inaugurating a residential complex for naval staff at Arga Naval Base here, Admiral Hari Kumar said, “Currently, MiG-29 jets are part of the INS Vikrant fighter fleet. The state-of-the-art French fighter jets Rafale-M will replace MiG-29s.”

More Fighter Jets

Hari Kumar said, “By 2040, the Indian Navy will develop the operational readiness to operate more than 45 twin-engine marine fighter jets.”