Agreement on Manufacturing of LCA

Issue: 12 / 2019

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shripad Naik in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on November 20 said that the Government of India has not signed any MoU with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for manufacturing of either LCA or Su-30 MKI Aircraft. However, for procurement of total 40 LCA [20 in Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) and 20 in Final Operational Clearance (FOC) configuration], two contracts have been signed between Government of India and HAL. For procurement of total 222 Su-30 MKI Aircraft under licensed production for the IAF, six contracts have been signed by the Government of India with HAL based on the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) inked between India and Russia.