Date :11-Sep-2019

BY PLACING an order for 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Air Force (IAF) has reposed immense faith in the domestic manufacturer’s technological excellence. As rightly said by Chief of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Mr. G. Satheesh Reddy, it would act as a big booster to the confidence of Indian scientific and technological community. Such a booster was long overdue. This should act as a trigger for greater achievements in not only defence sector but also the entire industrial sector. Because defence sector itself is a big generator of allied industrial activity. With the Government giving thrust on indigenisation of manufacturing, particularly in defence sector, such triggers are timely signals of the change taking place in critical areas in the country. The Rs. 45000 crore order for the HAL for the Tejas aircraft would provide much needed impetus to research and development activity in the HAL with a vision to achieve excellence of global standards. THE
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