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The Indian Air Force (IAF) is poised to receive a significant boost in its domestic fighter jet fleet. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Chairman and Managing Director, CB Ananthakrishnan, has confirmed the delivery of 16 Tejas Mk1A fighter aircraft within the current financial year, ending March 31, 2025.

“That is our priority,” Ananthakrishnan declared, highlighting the importance of delivering the Tejas Mk1A fighters to the IAF. This commitment underscores HAL’s dedication to bolstering India’s air defense capabilities.

The induction of these 16 Tejas Mk1A aircraft will be a significant addition to the IAF’s arsenal. The Tejas Mk1A is an upgraded version of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, offering enhanced capabilities in areas like avionics, radar, and weapon systems.