Connect with us

Featured

HAL-Tejas Could Be A Game Changer For Make In India Initiative – Indian Defence Minister

Published

on

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) that is developing India’s first indigenously-built light combat aircraft, Tejas is pitted to pioneer the success of Make In India initiative.

HAL To Ink Biggest Indigenous Defense Deal With The Indian Air Force For ‘Tejas Jets’

Speaking at the Kannada Naada Habba event in the Bengaluru headquarters of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced the annual exports of Indian defense will be expected to touch Rs 35,000 crore by the year 2024 which is currently at Rs 17,000 crore.

Addressing the employees of HAL, Rajnath Singh that with the strength of HAL, India could well be a defense exporter country one day. With private companies making an entry as competitors in the defense sector, he underlined the importance of public sector units like the HAL in the competitive building of defense weapons.

How DRDO Negated All Criticism And Got India On The Global Stage In Defence Technology?

In September 2019, Singh had mentioned the interests of several southeast Asian countries in purchasing India’s first indigenously-built light combat aircraft, Tejas. Tejas is being built by HAL along with DRDO.

Designed for the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy and built by India’s Aeronautical Development Agency and the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Tejas is a delta-wing, single-engine multirole light combat fighter. A program that began in the 1980s, Light Combat Aircraft program, was aimed at replacing the Indian Air Force’s aging MiG-21 fighters and was eventually named Tejas in 2003.

The development of a total of 324 Tejas aircraft of several variants in underway. The first batch of 40 Mark 1 aircraft, 16 FOC standard, and 16 IOC standard is expected to commence soon. HAL had further announced that Mark 1 will be offered to the price-sensitive market of Southeast Asia and Mark 1A to countries where technology dictates the decision-making.

Air Crash Investigators: Should HAL be Blamed For Mirage 2000 Crash and Death of 2 Pilots?

Another variant of Tejas, the Supersonic Omni Role Trainer Aircraft (SPORT) is also in the pipeline of HAL’s plan. The development of the SPORT will be subjected to government funding which, if successful, will become a great export potential from Southeastern Asian countries looking for advanced light attack aircraft.

Stressing on the role of HAL in making the Make in India initiative a success, Rajnath Singh heaped praise on the improvement in operation finance of HAL whose turnover as of March 2019 has been Rs 19,705 crore giving a healthy dividend of 198 percent to its shareholders. Rajnath Singh also hoped that the public sector units like the HAL would also pioneer in manufacturing civil aircraft in the country.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

INDIA-CHINA INDIA-CHINA
Asia Pacific1 hour ago

China Could Soon Deploy ‘Unmanned Helicopters’ As Tensions Mount With India

With the diplomatic and military talks in progress between the high ranking officials of New Delhi and Beijing, Indian and...

Capital-of-Israel-Jerusalem Capital-of-Israel-Jerusalem
Featured2 hours ago

Three Islamic Countries That May Never Recognize Israel Despite The Acceptance Of Saudi Arabia?

The big picture of Israel-UAE formalising their ‘diplomatic relations’ was well on the cards as what has been proven by...

missile missile
Featured4 hours ago

Russian & Israeli Origin Missiles Deployed In Ladakh As India Looks To Keep China At Bay

Amid heightening tensions in Eastern Ladakh with China, India has reportedly deployed BrahMos and Nirbhay cruise missiles along with Akash...

C-17-GLOBEMASTER C-17-GLOBEMASTER
Expert Reviews4 hours ago

Not Rafale Jets, But C-17 Globemasters Will Be The Real ‘Game Changer’ In India-China Clash At Ladakh

With neither of the two neighbours India or China ready to put their sword down, Ladakh continues to become a...

BALOCHISTAN BALOCHISTAN
Featured9 hours ago

Afghan Peace Talks: Afghanistan’s Chief Peace Negotiator Lands In Pakistan

Afghan Peace Talks: Abdullah Abdullah will meet Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi,...

INDIAN-NAVY INDIAN-NAVY
Expert Reviews10 hours ago

Three Regions Where India Is Silently ‘Choking’ China & A Furious Beijing Has No Answer?

While China is finding itself getting entangled in serious standoffs with several countries including India and the US, it is...

LASER-WEAPONS LASER-WEAPONS
Americas13 hours ago

DRDO Accelerates Work On ‘Laser Weapons’; But Where Does India Stand Against China, Russia & The US?

There might be a possibility that future global conflicts including between India and China could be fought with Star Wars-type...

turkey-Pakistan-ties turkey-Pakistan-ties
EurAsian Region13 hours ago

Turkey, Pakistan Vow Full Support To Azerbaijan Against Armenia; US, Iran Call For De-Escalation

The Middle East and Asian nations expressed their concern over escalating clashes between Armenian forces and Azerbaijani military in the...

F-35-INDIA F-35-INDIA
Americas1 day ago

Massive Loophole Detected In ‘Stealth’ F-35 Fighter Jets; Exposes The Limitations Of The Mighty F-35s

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft designed to perform both air...

Armenia-Azerbaijan Armenia-Azerbaijan
EurAsian Region1 day ago

Armenia Declares Martial Law, Prepares For A Possible War As Border Conflict Escalates With Azerbaijan

Due to flaring tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia on Sunday declared martial law and...

Advertisement