In a landmark decision, the Union Cabinet today approved procurement of 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) ‘Tejas’ from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
The deal, cleared on Wednesday by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, puts the government-owned aerospace and defence company HAL in the forefront of the ‘Make In India’ movement.
It is to be mentioned that the deal will help in creating more than 50,000 jobs in the country.
In a landmark decision, The Union Cabinet today approved procurement of 83 LCA #Tejas from @HALHQBLR for #IAF worth nearly 48,000 Cr. This will benefit around 500 Indian defence manufacturing companies & will further make India self reliant in defence production#CabinetDecisions pic.twitter.com/cR3ET02usr
— G Kishan Reddy (@kishanreddybjp) January 13, 2021