Home News PM Modi After Flying On Tejas Fighter Jet In Bengaluru

PM Modi After Flying On Tejas Fighter Jet In Bengaluru

PM Modi After Flying On Tejas Fighter Jet In Bengaluru


'Sense Of Pride': PM Modi After Flying On Tejas Fighter Jet In Bengaluru

Gentle Fight Plane Tejas is a 4.5-generation multi-role fighter plane.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a sortie on the indigenously constructed gentle fight fighter plane Tejas in Bengaluru immediately. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bengaluru-based defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Restricted on Saturday and reviewed the continued work at its manufacturing facility, officers mentioned.

“Efficiently accomplished a sortie on the Tejas. The expertise was extremely enriching, considerably bolstering my confidence in our nation’s indigenous capabilities, and leaving me with a renewed sense of satisfaction and optimism about our nationwide potential,” Prime Minister Modi posted on X.

Tejas is a single-seater fighter plane however the Prime Minister took a sortie within the twin-seat coach variant operated by the Air Power. The Indian Navy additionally operates the twin-seater variant. 

Latest and Breaking News on NDTV

Gentle Fight Plane Tejas is a 4.5-generation multi-role fighter plane and is designed to take offensive air help and supply shut fight help for floor operations. 

Tejas is the smallest and lightest plane in its class and the scale and the intensive use of composite construction make it lighter. The fighter jet has a wonderful security observe file of accident-free flying.

The Indian Air Power presently operates 40 Tejas MK-1 plane and the IAF has 83 Tejas MK-1A fighters on order in a deal value Rs 36,468 crore.

Earlier this month, the LCA Tejas took half within the Dubai Air Present. The LCA Tejas was a part of the static and aerial show and carried out some daring manoeuvres proving its functionality as a formidable fighter plane. 

The LCA was constructed by Hindustan Aeronautics Restricted (HAL) and was primarily designed for the Indian Air Power however a Naval variant of the Tejas is being examined to undertake Floor Maritime Operations. The house-built fly-by-wire system within the Tejas is among the key achievements of the HAL. 

The dual-seater was added to the Air Power’s repertoire in October catapulting India to the record of “only a few” elite international locations who’ve created such capabilities and have them operational of their Defence Forces.

HAL has an order of 18 twin seaters from IAF and is planning to ship eight of them throughout 2023-24. The remaining 10 can be delivered progressively by 2026-27.

Throughout Prime Minister Modi’s state go to to the US, New Delhi and Washington signed a historic settlement with HAL and Common Electrical (GE) to fabricate the F414 fighter engines to energy Tejas Mark 2 fighter jets, a sophisticated and highly effective variant of Tejas Mark 1A. The F404 GE engine powers the Mark 1 variant of Tejas.

The Indian Air Power operates two squadrons of the LCA Tejas – No. 45 Squadron the ‘Flying Daggers’ and the No. 18 Squadron. the ‘Flying Bullets’.

The LCA Programme

The Indian Air Power plans to switch the ageing MiG-21 plane with the LCA Tejas Mark 1A plane by 2025. The LCA program was envisioned within the late Nineteen Eighties to switch the MiG-21s which were serving the Air Power since 1963. 

Solely two MiG-21 squadrons are at the moment operational within the air power. MiG-21s from the No. 4 Squadron, positioned in Uttarlai Rajasthan, have been retired final month and will probably be changed by the Su-30MKI. 

The LCA was rechristened as ‘Tejas’ and took to the air on January 4, 2001, marking a historic second for the Indian Air Power. 



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here