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India can not depend upon other countries for its defence requirements, says  Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Updated: February 3, 2021 12:09 pm

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has stressed on producing defence equipment under the AatmaNirbhar Bharat program, saying that India cannot remain dependent on other countries for the defence of our country. He was speaking after inaugurating  Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) second Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) production line, in the Bengaluru facilities of HAL.

The Defence Minister said the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 13, 2021 approved the Rs 48,000-crore deal to procure 73 Tejas Mk-1A variants and 10 LCA Tejas Mk-1 trainer aircraft from the HAL.

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