HAL awarded contract for 83 LCA fighters in ₹48,000 crore deal at the 13th edition of Aero India
“We have long witnessed unfortunate attempts to employ force to change status quo along our unresolved border and India is vigilant and prepared to counter and defeat any misadventure to defend our people and territorial integrity at all costs,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday at the inaugural event of the 13th edition of Aero India.
At the biennial air show, the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was awarded the contract to manufacture 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas for the Indian Air Force (IAF) at an estimated cost of ₹48,000 crore.
“Our resolve towards this is shown by our growing defence capabilities…We plan to spend $130 bn on military modernisation in the next 7-8 year,” Mr. Singh said while making a pitch to global defence companies to set up manufacturing
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