Cabinet clears purchase of 83 Tejas fighter jets for Indian Air Force
- Govt has approved procurement of 83 Light Combat Aircraft Tejas worth about 48,000 crore rupees from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for Indian Air Force.
- The Cabinet Committee on Security chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 13 Jan met in New Delhi.
- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said this deal will be a game changer for self reliance in the Indian defence manufacturing.
- He said the LCA-Tejas is going to be the backbone of the Indian Air Forces fighter fleet in the years to come.