Defence Minister RajnathSingh today flew on familiarisation sortie on the indigenous fighter aircraft LCA Tejas in Bengaluru. In a tweet, the Defence Minister said flying on ‘Tejas’ was an amazing and exhilarating experience. He said Tejas is a multi-role fighter with several critical capabilities and is meant to strengthen India’s air defence capabilities.
Tejas, a single engine, delta wing, multi-role light fighter, was designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and is produced by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force. The latest test for the Indian Navy variant of Tejas is also being extensively tested in Bengaluru and Goa. The LCA Tejas, had bagged the Final Operational clearance (FOC) recently.