Glad to hear that the indigenous Brahmos missile is being fitted to the 40 Sukhoi combat aircrafts. I don't think it would send shivers down our neighbours as those familiar in the military circles know that our current air power is relying only on MIG 29s. According to estimates for the senior air force officials, we need around 200-250 aircrafts to keep our borders safe and be able to respond to a challenge. These aircrafts are expensive and we need a huge defence outlay to ensure that we can upgrade and strengthen our air superiority. As Mr Jagadish has pointed out, there have been regular reports of copter crashes and maintenance issues. India has a strong partnership with Russia for the MIG29 and Sukhoi 30 combat planes, hope the Rafale deal with France does sour the relationships with Russia.