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PM Modi, senior BJP leaders hail induction of Tejas into IAF

Senior BJP leaders hailed the induction of Tejas into the IAF as a major achievement.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 1, 2016 6:08:23 pm
tejas, HAL tejas, IAF tejas, tejas flight, Narendra Modi tejas, Parrikar Tejas, Manohar Parrikar Two Tejas LCA aircrafts have been inducted into the IAF squadron, known as the ‘Flying Daggers 45’ at a ceremony in Bengaluru. (Source: File photo)

In a major milestone, the first squadron of home-grown Light Combat Aircraft Tejas was inducted into IAF with two fighter planes joining the force in Bengaluru. The commissioning of the India-made fighter planes comes more than three decades after LCA went into development.

To celebrate the achievement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and senior BJP leaders such as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, BJP president Amit Shah, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, MoS Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh hailed the induction of indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas into the Air Force.

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PM Modi termed it as a matter of “unparalleled pride and happiness” and a step which illustrates the skills and strengths of Indian scientists.

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said it was a moment of national pride.

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