Air Force Chief flies indigenous fighter jet ‘Tejas’ in Bengaluru, watch VIDEO
Chief of the Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary was seen flying the light combat aircraft Tejas Mk 1 (Tejas Mk 1) in Bengaluru on Saturday. A video of Air Chief Morshal flying the indigenous aircraft has been shared by the Air Force. According to the Indian Air Force, VR Chaudhary is on a two-day visit to Bengaluru.
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During his visit Air Chief Marshal flew indigenous aircraft Mk 1 Tejas and light combat helicopters and HTT-40. Both these aircraft are being inducted into the IAF as part of the drive towards a ‘self-reliant India’. Apart from flying and testing the aircraft, also met and discussed current and future plans with the aircraft’s test crew and designers.
Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari taking off in a Light Combat Aircraft Tejas fighter jet in Bengaluru, Karnataka. pic.twitter.com/JYgWxFDVRM
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Tejas influenced many countries of the world
Let us tell you that India’s indigenous light combat aircraft Tejas has created a distinct identity across the world and has impressed many major countries with its capabilities. Many countries like America, Philippines, Australia have shown interest in Tejas aircraft.
Agreement between Ministry of Defense and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
The light combat aircraft Tejas has been developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and is a single engine fighter aircraft. The Ministry of Defense has signed a contract with HLL for 83 Tejas fighter jets. A total of Rs 48,000 crore contracts were signed between HLL and the Ministry of Defense last year.