Rajnath Singh arrivess in B’luru to fly in Tejas fighter jet on Thursday


Team Udayavani, Sep 18, 2019, 8:25 PM IST

Bengaluru: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Bengaluru on Wednesday night. He would be flying in indigenously-built light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas from the HAL airport in Bengaluru on Thursday, September 19.

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and top officials were present at the air base to welcome Rajnath Singh.

On Thursday, Singh will fly a sortie in the twin-seater version of Tejas. He will be flying from HAL airport in Bengaluru,” an official from the Defence Ministry said.

He would also be attending an exhibition of products of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Bengaluru.

Initially, the IAF had placed an order with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for 40 Tejas aircraft. Last year, the IAF issued the request for proposal (RFP) to HAL for the procurement of another batch of 83 Tejas at a cost of over Rs 50,000 crore.

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