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Deputy Chief of Air Staff Flies Tejas

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Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (trainer version) was flown today by Air Marshal SBP Sinha AVSM,VM, Deputy Chief of Air Staff at Bengaluru. Having had first hand experience and feel of the aircraft DCAS expressed that the aircraft handles well both on the ground and in the air. He was on a two day visit to Aeronautical Development Agency and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited during which, he took a review of various aspects of Tejas programme.



The first flight by a senior officer of the rank of Air Marshal from Air HQ was a joyous occasion for all the stake holders of the programme such as ADA, HAL, National Aerospace Laboratories, Aeronautical Development Establishment, Center for Military Airworthiness & Certification, DGAQA and the IAF whose focused and synergized efforts contributed to the success of the project in large measures.


Expressing his happiness, Shri PS Subramanyam, Programme Director (Combat Aircraft) and Director ADA said, "This flight of Tejas by a senior IAF commander indicates the high degree of confidence in the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft".


Press release from: DRDO

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