A supersonic fighter, which will soon be commissioned into the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy, LCA Tejas is a made in India fighter jet which is developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). About a month ago, on 17th January, the first LCA Tejas was officially inducted into the Indian Air Force. It is expected to get FOC (final operational clearance) later this year. The first squadron of LCA Tejas is located in Coimbatore, and will enter service by 2017-18.
At the recently held Bahrain Air Show 2016 at Sakhir Airbase, LCA Tejas showcased its prowess to the world. Below is a short video showing the capabilities of LCA Tejas.
A single-seater, light-fighter, tailless aircraft completely made in India, highlights PM Modi’s Make in India campaign. The total cost development of Project Tejas has been estimated to be above INR 8,000 crore. Govt of India has sanctioned another INR 8,000 crore for the production of Tejas for Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.