Procurement of 83 Tejas Aircraft Approved by DAC

Published on March 19, 2020
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

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