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Tejas not a Mig-21 Replacement : Govt of India

Source : Press Information Bureau (PIB)

Tejas not a Mig-21 Replacement : Govt of India
Indian Air Force Mikoyan Mig-21 Bison and HAL LCA Tejas Mk1 (File Photo)

Tejas is not being inducted as a replacement of MIG-21 fighter aircraft, but as a part of modernisation of IAF. Amount spent so far on the manufacture of 24 LCA Tejas delivered till 30.09.2021 is Rs 6,653 crore. Considering the contract with HAL by IAF, a total of 123 Tejas fighter aircraft are to be manufactured. Further production depends upon requirement for Indian Defence Services/export to customers. 

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Brijlal in Rajya Sabha today.

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