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Watch: India’s Own Tejas Fighter At Bahrain Air Show

This was the first appearance of Tejas at a foreign air show, and is bound to be compared with Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder fighter produced with Chinese help.

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India’s indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas participated in the Bahrain International Air Show 2016 on Thursday. This was the first appearance of Tejas at a foreign air show.

LCA Tejas has not been inducted into the IAF yet. Starting in 1984, Tejas has been designed and developed by Aeronautical Development Agency with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd and Defence Research and Development Organisation.

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Test pilots have done more than 3,000 flights on the fighter, which still awaits IAF’s Final Operational Clearance. The IAF has ordered six squadrons (120 aircraft) of Tejas Mark-1A but there is no certainty over the induction schedule.