India Cannot Be “Dependent” On Different Nations For Defence: Rajnath Singh

India Can't Be 'Dependent' On Other Countries For Defence: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Inaugurated the HAL’s new LCA-Tejas Manufacturing Line in Bengaluru at present.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has stated that India can’t stay depending on different nations for its defence. Underneath the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan“, India is wanting ahead to extend its defence manufacturing capabilities, stated Mr Singh, who inaugurated Hindustan Aeronautics Restricted’s second LCA-Tejas manufacturing line in Bengaluru.

“India can’t stay depending on different nations for its defence”, he stated.

Mr Singh stated Tejas isn’t solely indigenous, however can also be higher than its international equivalents on a number of parameters and likewise comparatively cheaper.

“Many nations have proven curiosity in Tejas. India will obtain the goal of Rs 1.75 lakh crore within the discipline of defence manufacturing in (a) few years”, the minister stated.

The supply of the Tejas LCA to the Indian Air Pressure beneath a Rs 48,000-crore deal will start from March 2024 and round 16 plane will probably be rolled out yearly until the completion of the full provide of 83 jets, Chairman and Managing Director of HAL, R Madhavan, stated not too long ago.

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Mr Madhavan had additionally stated that various nations have proven eager curiosity in procurement of Tejas and that the primary export order is prone to come by within the subsequent couple of years.

The Cupboard Committee on Safety chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 13 accredited the Rs 48,000-crore deal to obtain 73 Tejas Mk-1A variants and 10 LCA Tejas Mk-1 coach plane from the HAL to spice up the Indian Air Pressure’s fight prowess.

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