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Self Reliance In Defence : CCS Gives Nod To Procure 83 Tejas Aircrafts Worth Rs 48,000 Crore For IAF

Picture : Twitter / ANI
Picture : Twitter / ANI

With a goal to boost the domestic aerospace industry, the (CCS) the Cabinet Committee on Security chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a much-awaited deal worth Rs 48,000 crore to procure 83 indigenously-developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas for the Indian Air Force.

‘The CCS chaired by PM Sh.@narendramodi today approved the largest indigenous defence procurement deal worth about (Rs) 48,000 crores to strengthen IAF’s fleet of homegrown fighter jet ‘LCA-Tejas’.

‘This deal will be a game changer for self reliance in the Indian defence manufacturing,’ Singh tweeted.

Calling the approval to the proposal by the CCS as a historic decision, the defence minister said Tejas jets are going to be the backbone of the fighter fleet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in years to come.

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