The strength of the Indian Air Force is going to increase further. Indian Airforce will enter into an agreement to buy 83 Tejas Mk-IA fighter aircraft with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bangalore-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited tomorrow. Today in Bangalore, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the second production line of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). This will increase the production capacity of the aircraft from the production unit and this capacity will increase from 8 aircraft to 16 aircraft every year.
Rajnath Singh said that in the coming years, indigenously developed Tejas LAC aircraft are being seen as the backbone of the Indian Air Force fighter aircraft. Let me tell you that the Indian Air Force has ordered 83 Tejas aircraft. The deal is worth 48,000 thousand crores. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the largest indigenous order in the defence sector has been given to HAL. This is a success of the self-sufficient India campaign.
Can not depend on other countries for defence needs
The Defense Minister said that Tejas LAC is proud of India. It also gives a powerful message to other countries that India can manufacture powerful fighter jets. This fighter jet is better than its other foreign fighter jet and it also costs less. Rajnath Singh said that now India cannot depend on any other country for its defence needs. The HAL states that the aircraft will be delivered to the Indian Air Force after 36 months. Every year a consignment of 16-16 aircraft will join the Indian airforce.
What is unique about Tejas MK-1A
Indigenous Tejas aircraft developed in India is counted among the fourth generation lightest fighter jets. Its strength can be gauged from the fact that it can fly at supersonic speed and attack its enemies in the blink of an eye and can do all their work. This fighter jet is capable of flying even at very low altitudes, which also reduces the possibility of radar. Several types of missiles can be placed in this aircraft. It can kill air to air, air to ground. This aircraft can carry 9 types of weapons and be loaded simultaneously. Bombs, rockets and anti-ship missiles can also be placed in this aircraft, which have the power to annihilate their enemies in an instant.