The MiG-29 upgraded Indian version called Baaz (Hindi for Hawk) and forms an important element of the second-line offensive aircraft-fleet of the IAF after the Su-30MKI. IAF has invested nearly 2 billion on upgrading it.
India was the first international client of the MiG-29. The Indian Air Force (IAF) placed an order for over 50 MiG-29s in 1980 while the aircraft was still in its initial development section. Since its induction into the IAF in 1985, the aircraft has undergone a series of modifications with the addition of latest avionics, sub-systems, turbofan engines and radars.