Indian Govt Approves Procurement of 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft at cost of 48,000

The defence minister said that aircraft maker Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has already found out second-line manufacturing facilities at its Nasik and Bengaluru divisions.

Indian Govt Approves Procurement of 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft at cost of 48,000

A major Decission taken by The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Wednesday, 13 January, approved the procurement of 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) at a price of about Rs 48,000 crore.

"The CCS chaired by PM Narendra Modi today approved the most important indigenous defence procurement deal worth about 48000 Crores to strengthen IAF's (Indian Air Force's) fleet of homegrown fighter jet 'LCA-Tejas'. This deal are going to be a game changer for self-reliance within the Indian defence manufacturing," tweeted Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

The defence minister said that aircraft maker Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has already found out second-line manufacturing facilities at its Nasik and Bengaluru divisions."Equipped with the augmented infrastructure the HAL will steer LCA-Mk1A production for timely deliveries to the IAF," he said.