The Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister of India approved procurement of 73 Light Combat Aircraft Tejas Mk-1A fighter aircrafts and 10 Light Combat Aircraft Tejas Mk-1 Trainer aircrafts for Indian Airforce. The manufacturing of Light Combat Aircraft by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL) will give a further push to Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative and boost indigenisation of defence production and the defence industry in the country.
About Light Combat Aircraft Tejas
Developed by : Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) & Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
The Light Combat Aircraft Tejas is an indigenously designed, developed and manufactured by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) in collaboration with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. It is the first “Buy (Indian-Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured)” category procurement of combat aircrafts with an indigenous content of 50%.
Sources : PIB