Centre places Rs. 36,468 crore order for Tejas fighter jets

Megha Jain

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The Centre has reportedly placed an order of Rs. 36,468 crore for 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mk 1A Tejas aircraft with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). According to official sources on Saturday, the delivery of these Tejas fighter jets is scheduled for the beginning of February 2024.The Narendra Modi government has also sanctioned Rs. 9,000 crore to develop LCA Mk 2, a more lethal version of LCA Tejas.