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Guns vs Butter-4: We took giant leap with the Tejas, says Indian Air Force

In the fourth of a five-part series, the IAF assures the Standing Committee on Defence that its fighter fleet is not too diverse and each fighter has its use

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IAF'S Tejas LCA (Photo: Bloomberg)

Ajai Shukla

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As is the case with the Army and the Navy, the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) Budget allocations for the Financial Year 2022-23 (FY23) are significantly lower than its projections, according to the 36th Report of the 17th Lok Sabha’s Standing Committee on Defence.

In five of the last six years, the IAF’s revenue allocations were 20-42 per cent less than what it projected as demands for those years. 

The situation is even bleaker for the IAF’s capital allocations, in which the IAF received 40-67 per cent less than its projected figure. While the defence ministry expects that the IAF’s order

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First Published: Mar 31 2023 | 10:01 PM IST

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