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PMO urges HAL, DRDO to speed up indigenous fighter aircraft program

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PMO urges HAL, DRDO to speed up indigenous fighter aircraft program
Prime Minister’s Office asks HAL and DRDO to complete fighter projects on time

PMO urges HAL, DRDO to speed up indigenous fighter aircraft program

New Delhi:Β The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) recently had a meeting with the head of DRDO, ADA, and HAL and came hard on the shifting schedule in the Indigenous Fighter jets programme specifically Tejas MkII (17.5 tonnes) and AMCA (24.5 tonnes) programme without which IAF fighter squadrons levels will be below 10-12.

The conference was called after the Indian government led by PM Modi received harsh criticism from the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence (SCOD) for its lack of progress in acquiring fighter jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

In addition to the initial Rs 2,500 crore sanctioned for it, the Cabinet Committee on Security approved the Tejas MkII development project in September of last year for a total cost of nearly Rs 6,500 crore.

In the combat fleet of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Tejas MkII is slated to replace fighter aircraft like the Mirage 2000, Jaguar, and MiG-29. PMO has contacted ADA and HAL to guarantee that it commences production by 2028–2029 as promised while obtaining CCS clearance.

With the arrival of Tejas Mk1 FOC Training aircraft, 73 Tejas Mark-1A (14-tonne weight) aircraft are expected to start flying in February 2024.

While the remaining 17 ordered Trainer aircraft have yet to start test flights and handover, which could delay Mark-1A deliveries, the first of the 18 ordered Trainer aircraft recently took to the skies. IgMp

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