The Indian Air Force fleet will soon comprise 83 Tejas aircraft. The deal worth Rs 48,000 crores of fighter aircraft Tejas has got the approval of the Cabinet Committee on Security Affairs (CCS). The deal has been approved by the CCS under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that this decision has been taken to strengthen the Air Force. Under the Make in India campaign, this deal will prove to be a game-changer towards self-reliance in the defence sector. This will accelerate construction in the industry sector in the country itself. New employment opportunities will arise, the local economy will get cash and the economy will gain momentum. He wrote on social media, ‘60% of indigenous equipment and technology will be used in LCA Tejas’ MK1A variant instead of 50%. LCA is going to be the backbone of the Tejas Indian Air Force fleet. This will increase the strength of the Air Force.