India Recognizes Argentina’s Interest in Tejas Fighter Jet

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India Acknowledges Argentina's Interest In Tejas Fighter Jet

The Indian Air Force supports the LCA Tejas fighter-aerial programme.

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Friday’s acknowledgement by India of Argentina’s interest in its made-in-India Tejas fighter plane for the Argentine Air Force was made on Friday.

During the two-day visit of S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister (EAM), to Argentina, talks about Tejas were part of his official visit.

EAM Jaishankar, a member of the Indian Foreign Ministry Santiago Cafiero, reviewed the current cooperation in strategic sectors such as Space, Nuclear Energy, and Defence.

Joint Presidency was held by Foreign Minister Cafiero and Mr Jaishankar. Commission Meeting (JCM), between the two countries. During the visit, Dr Alberto Fernandez, President of Argentina, was also visited by Mr Jaishankar.

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Both agreed to increase cooperation in Defence sector within framework of the MOU for Defence Cooperation signed in 2019.

They also discussed expanding their partnership by concluding additional MOUs/Agreements.

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Both sides agreed to encourage visits between Armed Forces, defense training and collaboration for the joint production of defence-related gear.

Talks on fighter aircraft are taking place as several countries, including the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia, have expressed interest in the Made in India plane. India’s indigenous fighter aircraft has attracted the attention of many countries for its superior flying abilities, maneuverability and ease-of-handling.

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The Tejas were recently equipped by the French-origin Hammer, an air-to–ground missile stand-off weapon. It was also equipped with Astra indigenous missiles.

Indian armed forces have made extensive use of the delegated financial power granted them in different phases at the government to equip themselves to face any conflict or aggression from both sides.

The Indian Air Force strongly supports the indigenous LCA Tejas fighter-aircraft programme, adding more capabilities to the aircraft.

The IAF has already deployed two of its squadrons in initial operational clearance and final operational clearing versions, while a contract was signed for the 83 Mark1As that will be delivered in a few more years.

The LCA Mark is also something that the IAF has its sights on 2 The DRDO has also developed the AMCA for it.

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