The Ministry of Defense has started preparations to include 200 fighter aircraft in the Air Force fleet. The Air Force will soon get 200 new fighter aircraft. The tender process with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is in the final stages for this. HAL will provide the Air Force with 83 light combat aircraft Tejas Mark 1.
Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar said on Sunday that the process of acquiring 200 fighter jets has been expedited. HAL will build 83 light combat aircraft. In view of the dwindling aircraft of the Indian Air Force, the government has expedited the process of purchasing about 200 aircraft. Ajay Kumar said the tender process for the HAL-built 83 LCA Tejas Mark 1A advanced fighter aircraft is in the final stages. Apart from this, Letter of Interest (EOI) has been issued for 110 other aircraft on the basis of which request proposal (RFP) will be issued. The defense secretary said this in a conversation with reporters on the sidelines of the induction of the Indian Coast Guard vessel. He said that we are in the process of finalizing the tender for 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mark 1A.
These are advanced fighter aircraft that will meet India’s rapid needs. When asked about the probable time, Kumar said that the agreement will definitely be signed this year. He said we want to do it as soon as possible. Its design is being finalized. Government company HAL will produce LCA Mark One A from 8 to 16 annually. MiG 27’s unnamed fleet was removed from the Air Force. The Air Force stock now includes Sukhoi 30 MKI, Mirage 2000, MiG 29, Old Jaguar and MiG 21 Bison fighter aircraft. The last fleet of seven aircraft of the MiG-27, which played an important role in the 1999 Kargil War, was removed from the Air Force on 27 December.