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Procurement of 83 Tejas Aircraft Approved by DAC

Current context: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved procurement of 83 indigenous Tejas fighter aircraft for Indian Air Force on 18th March 2020.
Procurement of 83 Tejas Aircraft Approved by DAC 
  • In the initial configuration, the orders of 40 Tejas aircraft had already been placed with HAL.
  • Now, DAC paved the way for the procurement of another 83 of the more advanced version of the aircraft from HAL.
  • HAL Tejas is an Indian single-engine, delta wing, multirole light fighter designed for the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.
  • The Light Combat Aircraft Tejas is designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) under DRDO and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
  • The Defence Acquisition Council also accorded approval for the acquisition of indigenous Defence equipment for about Rs 1,300 crore.

Question: 

Q.1 The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has recently approved procurement of ________ indigenous Tejas fighter aircraft in addition to the 40 aircraft order placed earlier? 
a. 60
b. 83
c. 119
d. 200
Procurement of 83 Tejas Aircraft Approved by DAC Procurement of 83 Tejas Aircraft Approved by DAC Reviewed by Neha Verma on March 19, 2020 Rating: 5

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