IAF Tejas | Indian Air Force Chief VR Chaudhari; IAF Tejas Mark 1A Fighter Jet Purchase | This is the advanced version of Tejas; Will replace MiG series aircraft

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The decision to purchase 100 LCA Mark 1A fighter aircraft was taken after a review meeting chaired by the Indian Air Force Chief.  - Dainik Bhaskar

The decision to purchase 100 LCA Mark 1A fighter aircraft was taken after a review meeting chaired by the Indian Air Force Chief.

Indian Air Force will buy 100 made-in-India LCA Mark 1A fighter jets. Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal VR Choudhary announced this during his visit to Spain. LCA Mark-1A is an advanced version of Tejas aircraft. It is equipped with upgraded avionics and radar systems. The Air Force has already ordered 83 LCA Mark-1A aircraft.

The purpose of the Indian Air Force to purchase these aircraft is to retire the old MiG series aircraft (MiG-21, MiG-23 and MiG-27) from its fleet. The official proposal for the deal has been sent to the Defense Ministry and National Security stakeholders.

Decision taken after review meeting
The decision to purchase 100 more LCA Mark 1A fighter aircraft was taken after a review meeting chaired by the Indian Air Force Chief. Officials of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) were also involved in this meeting.

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After completion of this deal, India is expected to have 40 LCA Tejas, more than 180 LCA Mark-1A and at least 120 LCA Mark-2 aircraft in the next 15 years.

More than 65% of LCA Mark-1A equipment is made in India
Earlier, India had ordered 83 LCA Mark-1A aircraft, which can be delivered in February 2024. More than 65 percent of the equipment of LCA Mark-1A is made in India. Which is a big step towards India’s self-reliance in aerospace and Make-in-India.

Air Force Chief has gone to Spain to get C-295 transport plane

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Air Chief Marshal VR Choudhary has gone to Spain to collect C-295 transport plane. Here he received the first C-295 transport plane on 13 September. This aircraft is being brought to replace the transport aircraft Avro-748 which has been in service for the last three decades.

This aircraft will be inducted into the Air Force fleet on September 25 at Hindon Airbase, Ghaziabad. After this it will be deployed at Agra airbase. According to sources, the training center in Agra for training to operate C-295 aircraft will also be ready by next year. Read the full news…

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