State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) posted sales of Rs 17,406 crore in the just-concluded fiscal 2016-17, registering 4 per cent annual growth from Rs 16,736 crore in the previous fiscal, the defence behemoth said on Saturday.”It is business as usual for us with the company doing well on expected lines. We paid Rs 800 crore to the government by interim dividend. This is in addition to Rs 162 crore paid to government as dividend tax,” said HAL Chairaman and Managing Director T. Suvarna Raju in a statement here.

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