Sunday, July 15, 2018

LCA Tejas introduced because of my efforts: Parrikar

Panaji: The Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) of the Indian Air Force has been introduced because of his efforts when he was Defence Minister, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday, stating that the project was “not going anywhere” before he assumed charge of the ministry in 2014.
“Lot of things have been done during my tenure as a Defence Minister… Make in India for example was one of the best. Tejas fighter aircraft has been introduced because of my efforts. It was not going anywhere. It was stuck up. Fighter helicopter version has been developed during my tenure,” Parrikar said at a function held in the state capital to mark the launch of the state Information Technology policy.

The Chief Minister also said that his elevation as the Defence Minister in 2014 when he was already functioning as the CM of the coastal state, was perhaps a temporary assignment, but added that his most important achievement were the surgical strikes on India’s eastern and western fronts.
14/07/18 Indileak

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