SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Argentinian delegation led by Lt Gen Juan Martin Paleo, Joint Chief of Staff of the Argentine Armed Forces visited the HAL Facility in Bangalore yesterday where they were given access to the LCA-Tejas manufacturing facility and ground simulators in a bid to secure orders for 12 jets that Argentinian airforce is planning to procure for its fleet.
A team of Pilots from the Argentinian Air force and Army were also given access to India’s Prachand Light Combat Helicopter and also flew a sortie in a Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) piloted by senior HAL test Pilots near the facility.
Argentinian delegation was also seen at the DefExpo 2022 on October 20, 2022, at Gandhinagar, where they interacted with many Indian company officials at stalls set up showcasing many of the Indian weapons systems.
Argentinian Air force is likely to decide on the purchase of 12 fighter jets next month since it has evaluated all three fighter jets that it has shortlisted that includes Indian made LCA-Tejas Mk1, Chinese JF-17, and Ex-Danish F-16.
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