IAF To Go For ‘Made In India’ Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft Over Any Foreign Platform, Clears New Air Chief

IAF To Go For ‘Made In India’ Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft Over Any Foreign Platform, Clears New Air ChiefNew Air Chief RKS Bhadauria taking charge from IAF chief BS Dhanoa (@IAF_MCC/Twitter)

The new chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Friday (4 October) informed that the work on indigenously made fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) has already begun under the government’s Make in India programme, reports Asian News International (ANI).

The fifth-generation platform being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been christened Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) and will be inducted into the IAF upon development, against any foreign FGFA platform.

Stressing over the indigenously developed AMCA, Bhadauria said in his maiden press conference, "There are no plans for a foreign FGFA now or in foreseeable future. The FGFA for the IAF will be the indigenous AMCA for which work has already started."

Bhadauria also underscored that indigenously developed platforms and systems under Make in India initiative of the Government shall be IAF's prime focus concern in the times to come to reduce dependence on foreign platforms.