New Delhi, 13/1 (AO Bureau) : The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Wednesday cleared the way for the entry of 83 Tejas light combat aircraft into the Air Force. A deal of 48 thousand crore rupees has been done for these aircraft made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. This is India’s largest indigenous defense purchase to date. In March 2020, the Defense Acquisition Council had approved the purchase of 83 Advanced Mark 1A version Tejas aircraft. Now the CCS headed by PM Modi has finalized this deal.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has tweeted – The CCS headed by PM Modi today has historically approved the biggest indigenous defense deal. This deal is worth 48 thousand crores. This will strengthen the strength of our Air Force fleet through the indigenous ‘LCA Tejas’. This deal will prove to be a game-changer for India’s defense manufacturing.
The CCS chaired by PM Sh. @narendramodi today approved the largest indigenous defence procurement deal worth about 48000 Crores to strengthen IAF’s fleet of homegrown fighter jet ‘LCA-Tejas’. This deal will be a game changer for self reliance in the Indian defence manufacturing.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 13, 2021