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IAF's Tejas lands at Bhopal's ; Takes-off for Leh Airbase

India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, which was recently inducted into the Indian Air Force landed at the Raja Bhoj Airport on Wednesday.

Airport Director Akashdeep Mathur said, “Tejas made a landing at the airport here in a planned manner.

It took off a short while later.” As per the programme, after technical investigation by aviation engineers and after refueling, the aircraft took off for Leh airbase,” told Mathur.

Meanwhile, sources said that Tejas, which had arrived from Bangalore, made landing at the airport at around 12.00 hrs amid tight security. IAF officials filled fuel in the aircraft with the help of airport management following which it took off for Leh.

The HAL Tejas is an Indian single-seat, single-jet engine, multi-role light fighter designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force and Navy.

It came from the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme, which began in the 1980s to replace India’s ageing MiG-21 fighters. LCA was officially named “Tejas” in 2003.

Tejas is a 4th generation fighter aircraft indigenously developed in the country. The first Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas squadron has been formed on 1st July, 2016.


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