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He also said the “the Army had conducted the surgical strikes, but only after this bold decision was taken by the government.”
The Defence Minister said the Modi government has given nod to purchase Howitzers, self-propelled artillery, as well as contract to HAL as part of the ‘Made in India’ campaign.
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He described Tejas to be as good as the French-made Rafale fighter jet and comparable with other top LCAs across the world.
“Only a 3.5 ton missile can be carried on it, Rafale on the other hand can carry a nine ton (missile). This plane can fly at the rate of 450 kms, Rafale can run 900 kms because it has twin engines,” he added.