Aero India 2021: Contract of Tejas Mk1a handed over to HAL officials, delivery to begin in 2023

On 3rd Feb, at Aero India 2021, the contract for 83 LCA Tejas Mk1a aircraft was officially handed over to the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited by the Defense Ministry of India. Tejas Mk1 FOC and IOC variants have already been inducted into the IAF.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Feb 03, 2021 10:40 IST
Aero India 2021: Contract of Tejas Mk1a handed over to HAL officials, delivery to begin in 2023
LCA Tejas

According to the recent reports, the contract of 83 Multirole Light Combat Aircraft HAL Tejas has been officially handed over to the officials of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. The official handing over of the contract took place at Aero India 2021 on Feb 3rd. All three military service chiefs including IAF chief R K S Bhadauria were also present while the event took place.

Earlier on Jan 13th, 2021, the NDA government had cleared the much-awaited Rs 48,000-crore deal for 83 LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) Tejas aircraft, which marked a greater collaboration between state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and private firms as part of ‘Make in India'.

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Just a day before, DM Rajnath Singh had also inaugurated the 2nd LCA production line in Bengaluru. The Delivery of the aircraft will begin in early 2023 and the last aircraft will be delivered by 2028.

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