Bengaluru: The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has an order book position of Rs 84,000 crore and orders worth Rs 50,000 crore are in the pipeline, said C B Ananthakrishnan, CMD, HAL on Tuesday.
Ananthakrishnan also said that Argentina and Egypt have evinced interest in buying the HAL-built Light Combat Aircraft 'Tejas'. While Argentina's requirement is 15 aircraft, Egypt wanted a fleet of 20 LCAs, Ananthakrishnan told a press conference on the sidelines of Aero India 2023, Asia's largest air show underway at Air Force Station, Yelahanka.
"We are in a comfortable position today with an order of Rs 84,000 crore we are sitting on and orders in the pipeline are about Rs 50,000 crore," Ananthakrishnan said. He also said that indigenisation has been given thrust in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's emphasis on 'Atma Nirbhar Bharat'.
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