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Centre formally seals Rs 48,000 crore deal to procure 83 Tejas LCA from HAL

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month approved the deal for procurement of the 73 Tejas Mk-IA variant and 10 LCA Tejas Mk-I trainer aircraft

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LCA Tejas | Defence ministry | Indian Air Force

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Indian Air Force, Tejas
Indian Air Force (IAF) Tejas fighter jet flypast during the 88th Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad on Thursday.

The government on Wednesday

formally sealedthe Rs 48,000 crore deal to procure 83 Tejas light combat aircraft from state-run aerospace behemoth

The contract was handed over by Director General (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence, V L Kantha Rao to Chairman and Managing Director of HAL, R Madhavan, at the inaugural ceremony of Aero India-2021, the country's premier defence and aerospace show, here, in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

Tejas, manufactured by the HAL, is a single engine and highly agile multi-role supersonic fighter aircraft capable of operating in high-threat air environments.

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month approved the deal for procurement of the 73 Tejas Mk-IA variant and 10 Mk-I trainer aircraft from the HAL to boost IAF's combat prowess.

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First Published: Wed, February 03 2021. 11:05 IST
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