Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on Tuesday while speaking to the media said that India Air Force has inducted 16 IOC-II LCA-Tejas and 14 FOC LCA-Tejas and will be taking deliveries of 10 LCA-Tejas Trainer aircraft from the Defence PSU HAL that was part of 83 LCA-Tejas contracts that was awarded to HAL last year.

Two FOC LCA-Tejas are still retained by the HAL to support the Tejas Mk1A program but these two aircraft also will be delivered to IAF this fiscal year. at least 8 Tejas Trainers are in various stages of assembly at the production line and two more Tejas Trainers will be on assembly jig in the next few weeks.

HAL plans to start supplies of two Tejas Mk1A aircraft from March 2024 onwards and the supply of 73 jets will be concluded by March 2028.

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