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Defence

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.25
TO BE ANSWERED ON 18th November, 2019

INTERMEDIATE JET TRAINERS FOR THE INDIAN AIR FORCE

25. SHRI AMAR PATNAIK:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) the number of Intermediate Jet Trainer aircrafts being utilised for imparting training to Indian Air Force pilots and the details thereof;
(b) whether there is a shortage of aircraft of this kind; and
(c) if so, steps taken/proposed to be taken by Government to meet the shortfall?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK


(a): A total of 56 Kiran aircraft are available for imparting training to Air Force pilots, out of which 39 aircraft are available at Air Force Station Hakimpet and 17 aircraft are available at Air Force Station Tambaram.
(b) & (c): The Indian Air Force is adequately equipped to cater for training of IAF pilots. Acquisition of aircraft is a continuous process by way of procurement and indigenous production, including modernisation efforts in sync with the strategic objectives and operational requirements of defence forces, which are reviewed by the Government from time to time.

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