new Delhi. The cabinet today approved the purchase of 83 light combat aircraft Tejas. The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister. These aircraft will be manufactured by HAL and other private sector companies under the Make in India campaign. This whole deal is worth 48 thousand crores.
What is fighter jet deal
In this deal, the Indian Air Force will get 73 LCA Tejas Mark-1A fighter planes. At the same time, 10 LCA Tejas Mark-1 trainer aircraft will be available. The cost of these jets will be Rs 45696 crore. Along with this, 1200 crore rupees are also part of the deal for the development of infrastructure. It will have a repair and service infrastructure in place along with the base, so that the Indian Air Force will be able to keep as many fighter planes ready for action at any given time.
What is the specialty of the deal
This is the purchase of the first fighter aircraft in the indigenous product procurement scheme. It is also the largest purchase of indigenous defense equipment. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said after the decision that this deal of 48 thousand crore rupees will prove to be an important change in making the Indian defense sector self-reliant. Also, LCA Tejas will be an important part of the Indian Air Force’s fleet in the coming times.
What is the specialty of tejas
The Mark-1 is a fighter plane of the A4 Plus generation. That is, more modern technology has been used in it than the fourth generation fighter plane. Equipped with modern radar systems, Beyond Visual Range missile systems, electronic warfare, in-air refueling capability, the fighter is much lighter. Due to its low weight, the jet is considered quite agile. With the help of this deal, the Indian Air Force will also be able to deal with the lack of fighter plane. LCA is currently deployed close to the border of Pakistan.