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Govt to plug gaps in engine tech expertise, lines up buys worth Rs 1.5 trn

The rough cost of engines for each fighter aircraft is 20-30% of the ticket price of the fighter

Engine for each fighter aircraft
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The rough cost of engines for each fighter aircraft is 20-30% of the ticket price of the fighter

Ajai Shukla
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has discerned a gap in Indian self-reliance in the fields of aeronautical, marine and land systems engines. Statements from senior Indian officials, and a growing number of tie-ups between Indian defence firms and foreign original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on engines points to a growing focus on this field.

Addressing a seminar at Aero India 2023 on February 14, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said it was time to ensure that Indian aircraft fly with indigenously-developed engines.

“The MoD is working on the details of indigenous manufacturing of aero-engines to provide a new fillip to the aerospace

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First Published: Feb 20 2023 | 8:48 PM IST

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