Indian Defense Minister A K Antony on Monday said that his ministry will commission MIG-29 K fighter planes into the Indian Navy on May 11 in Goa.
The squadron, named INAS 303 Black Panthers, will be commissioned on May 11 by the Defence Minister at INS Hansa Naval base in the state, according to an Indian Navy spokesperson.
The MIG-29K is a carrier borne fighter, which, once integrated with INS Vikramaditya will bolster the Navy's punch with its multi-role capability, the PRO said.
The aircraft has been armed with advanced anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles, and sophisticated systems to support weapon delivery.
He added said that the men and machine have successfully completed all tasks and trials assigned and established its role worthiness, and the MIG-29K squadron is now ready to be commissioned into front line unit of the Indian Navy squadron.