The Cabinet Committee on Security on Wednesday cleared the IAF’s acquisition of 83 Mark-1A Tejas fighters from defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics for around Rs 48,000 crore, in the biggest-ever deal in the indigenous military aviation sector....

The Cabinet Committee on Security on Wednesday cleared the IAF’s acquisition of 83 Mark-1A Tejas fighters from defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics for around Rs 48,000 crore, in the biggest-ever deal in the indigenous military aviation sector. These 83 fighters, the deliveries of which will begin three years after the actual contract is inked in early-February, will have 43 “improvements” over the 40 Tejas Mark-1 already ordered by the IAF.