‘Easily the best aircraft I’ve flown,’ says pilot on Tejas

Tejas LCA is the lightest multi-role supersonic aircraft which would replace IAF's ageing Mig-21 fleet.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 1, 2016 6:09:50 pm
tejas, hal tejas, iaf tejas, tejas lca, light combat aircraft tejas, tejas features, manohar parrikar, tejas induction iaf, flying daggers squadron, india news, air force news 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)

The Commanding Officer of the India Air Force squadron ‘Flying Daggers 45’, Madhav Rangachari on Wednesday said that the Tejas was the best aircraft that he had flown.

“Easily the best aircraft I’ve flown,” he said.

“It is comparable and on par with any fourth generation fighter aircraft you have in world today,” he added.

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The dream of the Indian Air Force to have a squadron of the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft was realised on Friday after years of delay when two Tejas LCA were inducted into the IAF at a ceremony in Bengaluru on Friday.

The aircraft is the lightest multi-role supersonic aircraft of its class, equipped to handle surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles and anti-ship missiles.

The IAF has said that the aircraft will feature quite prominently in the force’s combat plan in 2017 and it might be deployed in forward bases as well. There are also plans to acquire over 80 aircraft with better specifications, known as Tejas 1A in the future.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI)

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