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IAF, HAL to play big role in defence preparedness: Raha


The high profile visit by the IAF's Chief covered Hawk manufacturing and overhaul facilities, Mirage, Jaguar overhaul/upgrade facilities and new LCA Tejas division at HAL. An official photo of LCA Tejas in formation flying.

BANGALORE (PTI): The Indian Air Force (IAF), Department of Defence Production and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will continue to play a big role in the defence preparedness of the country, IAF chief Arup Raha has said.

He was speaking after visiting the HAL's facilities in Bangalore along with Secretary, Defence Production Gokul Chandra Pati on Sunday.

They reviewed the on-going project activities in the facilities.

"This visit is important to us considering that we all -- Defence Production (MOD) and HAL -- have been working on important defence projects. We together will continue to play a big role in India's defence preparedness," the Chief of the Air Staff said.

HAL Chairman R K Tyagi and directors of the company interacted with the IAF chief and the Secretary of Defence Production.

Officials said the high profile visit covered Hawk manufacturing and overhaul facilities, Mirage, Jaguar overhaul/upgrade facilities and new LCA Tejas division.

Later, Pati inaugurated the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) transmission test facilities building at RWRDC and went around manufacturing facilities at Aerospace Division.

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