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HAL gets Contract for 83 Tejas at Aero India 2021

Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India formally sealed the Rs 48,000 Crore deal to procure 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) from state-run aerospace company Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. The contract was handed over by Director General (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence, Mr. V L Kantha Rao to Chairman and Managing Director of HAL, R Madhavan, at the inaugural ceremony of Aero India-2021, in the presence of Union Defense Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh.

Tejas fighter jets, manufactured by the HAL, are 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 had approved the deal last month for procurement of the 73 Tejas Mk-IA variant and 10 LCA Tejas Mk-I trainer aircraft from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. to boost IAF’s combat prowess.