The Cupboard Committee on Safety (CCS) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday authorized the biggest indigenous defence procurement deal price about Rs 48,000 crore to strengthen IAF’s fleet of homegrown fighter jet ‘LCA-Tejas’. This deal will probably be a game-changer for self-reliance in Indian defence manufacturing, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh mentioned in a tweet as we speak.
The CCS chaired by PM Sh. @narendramodi as we speak authorized the biggest indigenous defence procurement deal price about 48000 Crores to strengthen IAF’s fleet of homegrown fighter jet ‘LCA-Tejas’. This deal will probably be a sport changer for self reliance within the Indian defence manufacturing.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 13, 2021
The minister mentioned LCA-Tejas would be the spine of the IAF fighter fleet in years to come back. LCA-Tejas incorporates numerous new applied sciences lots of which have been by no means tried in India, he mentioned, including that the indigenous content material of LCA-Tejas is 0% in Mk1A variant which will probably be enhanced to 60%.
The HAL has already set-up second line manufacturing amenities at its Nasik and Bengaluru Divisions. Geared up with the augmented infrastructure the HAL will steer LCA-Mk1A manufacturing for well timed deliveries to the IAF, Rajnath mentioned.
He mentioned the choice will significantly broaden the present LCA ecosystem and assist in creating new job alternatives. HAL follows a system integrator mannequin in LCA Mk1A program and acts as an umbrella organisation, fostering manufacturing & design capabilities in non-public business, he added.
The LCA-Tejas programme would act as a catalyst for remodeling the indian aerospace manufacturing ecosystem right into a vibrant Atmanirbhar-self-sustaining ecosystem. I thank the Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi for this historic choice taken by the CCS as we speak, Singh mentioned in a collection of tweets.