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Govt formally seals Rs 48,000 cr deal to procure 83 homegrown Tejas LCA from HAL

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Bengaluru, Feb 03: The government on Wednesday formally sealedthe Rs 48,000 crore deal to procure 83 Tejas light combat aircraft from state-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.

Govt formally seals Rs 48,000 cr deal to procure 83 Tejas LCA from HAL

The contract was handed over by Director General (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence, V L Kantha Rao to Chairman and Managing Director of HAL, R Madhavan, at the inaugural ceremony of Aero India-2021, the country''s premier defence and aerospace show, here, in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

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Tejas, manufactured by the HAL, is a single engine and highly agile multi-role supersonic fighter aircraft capable of operating in high-threat air environments.

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    The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month approved the deal for procurement of the 73 Tejas Mk-IA variant and 10 LCA Tejas Mk-I trainer aircraft from the HAL to boost IAF''s combat prowess.

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