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 state-of-the-art modern 4+ generation fighter aircraft 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