ADA Current Affairs - 2020

Defence Acquisition Council approves procurement of 83 Tejas Fighter Jets

On March 18, 2020, the Defence Acquisition Council approved the procurement of indigenously built 83 Tejas fighter aircrafts for Indian Air Force. The proposal is to be placed under Cabinet Committee on Security. The proposal is considered as a major boost to Make in India.

About the Aircraft

The Light Combat Aircraft LCA-Tejas was designed by the Aircraft Development Agency (ADA). The ADA operates under DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization). It was manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

These aircrafts are expected to be the backbone of Indian Air Force. It is to be noted that India lost the 1962 war with China due to lack of sufficient fighter jets.

Defence Acquisition Council

The Defence Acquisition Council operates under Ministry of Defence and is the highest decision making body. The decisions include on policies, acquisition and capital for the three services. The Minister Defence (currently Shri Rajnath Singh) is the chairman of the council. It was formed in 2001 after Kargil war in 1999.

Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition 2019

Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition 2019 (LIMA 2019) is the fifteenth edition of the Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition. LIMA 2019 was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir bin Mohammed.

Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition

Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) provides a platform where industry stakeholders could engage and expand their networks towards forging new partnerships and business agreements.

The insights from round tables and conferences, as well as business forums, offer access to invaluable information that enables businesses to stay ahead of the competition and seize new opportunities in the dynamic market of Asia Pacific. LIMA held biennially since its debut in 1991 is the largest show of its kind within the Asia Pacific region.

Indian Presence in LIMA 2019

INS Kadmatt and India’s indigenous supersonic fighter jet Tejas are taking part in the LIMA 2019.

INS Kadmatt is an indigenous stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette of the Indian Navy. INS Kadmatt s fitted with state-of-the-art weapons, sensors and machinery and is also designed to embark the seaking anti-submarine helicopter.

India’s indigenous supersonic fighter jet Tejas has been manufactured indigenously at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) for the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy.