Bangalore, Sept. 3 ANI | 3 months ago

Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal SBP Sinha, flew Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (trainer version) here on Wednesday.

Having had the first hand experience and feel of the aircraft, he expressed that the aircraft handles well both on the ground and in the air.

The Deputy Chief of the Air Staff was on a two-day visit to Aeronautical Development Agency and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited during which he reviewed various aspects of Tejas programme.

The first flight by a senior officer of the rank of Air Marshal from Air HQ was a joyous occasion for all the stake holders of the programme such as ADA, HAL, National Aerospace Laboratories, Aeronautical Development Establishment, Center for Military Airworthiness & Certification, DGAQA and the IAF whose focused and synergized efforts contributed to the success of the project in a large measure.

Expressing his delight, PS Subramanyam, Programme Director (Combat Aircraft) and Director ADA said, "This flight of Tejas by a senior IAF commander indicates the high degree of confidence in the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft."

(Posted on 04-09-2014)

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