Arrears of Rs 868.14 crore are outstanding with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for its contractors, he said.
A political heavyweight, Rajnath Singh joins as the Defence Minister at a time when the forces are at the cusp of major organisational and operational changes.
The formal declaration of FOC of the aircraft was made by the Secretary Defence R&D and Chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation, G Satheesh Reddy.
HAL’s 83 LCA Tejas proposal non-compliant with tender requirements, IAF to take matter to Defence Ministry
The top commanders of the force during their commanders’ conference in October last year had told HAL to rectify the problems in the tender proposal and get back with the right response.
The PAC report on the supersonic jet's development tabled in Lok Sabha on Friday, said there were huge delays in the development and induction.