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Tejas Inducted Into IAF: PM Modi, Defence Minister Call It Moment Of Pride
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated the Indian Air Force for inducting HAL’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) into its force.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian Air Force for inducting HAL’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) into its force.

First squadron of Light Combat Aircraft Tejas was inducted into IAF at a ceremony held in Bangalore on Friday.

Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the IAF and wrote:

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar also congratulate IAF on the historic milestone. In a series of tweets he wrote:

Two LCA Tejas have been handed over by HAL to ‘Flying Daggers’ 45, the name of the first squadron of the LCA.

The induction comes at a time when IAF desperately needs replacement for its MiG 21s.

Tejas is said to be the world’s smallest lightweight, multi-role single engine tactical fighter aircraft. It is a single engined, light weight, highly agile, multi-role supersonic fighter.

Tejas has been developed in multiple variants – single-seat fighter and twin seat trainer variants – for IAF and Indian Navy. Tejas is being inducted into the IAF after being years decades into making.

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