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Defense Ministry Seeks 97 Tejas Mk-1A Fighter Jets

April 13, 2024
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New Delhi: The defence ministry has issued a tender to state-run aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for procurement of 97 more light combat aircraft (LCA Mk-1A) Tejas for the Indian Air Force, officials said today.

The fighter jets are expected to cost around ₹ 67,000 crore.

The Tejas aircraft is a potent platform for air combat and offensive air support missions while reconnaissance and anti-ship operations are its secondary roles.

In November, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) had cleared the project to acquire 97 more Tejas jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

The Defence Acquisition Council also approved a proposal of the IAF to upgrade its Su-30 fighter fleet by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).

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