New Delhi: It was a proud moment for India as the indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas flew at Bahrain International Air Show 2016 on Thursday.
In a brief flight, the Tejas displayed its maneuverability and supersonic capability.
"Two Tejas fighters are participating in the three-day Bahrain air show to display its air prowess through aerobatic manoeuvres like 8-G (gravity) pull, vertical loop, slow fly past and barrel roll," HAL chairman and managing director T. Suvarna Raju said in a statement from the island country in the Persian Gulf.
Designed and developed by the Bengaluru-based aeronautical agencies of state-run Defence Research and Development Organsiation (DRDO), Tejas is a single engine, light weight, agile, multi-role supersonic fighter.
India is also displaying the HAL-made four advanced light helicopters (ALH) Dhruv of the IAF as aerobatic team Sarang to enthrall visitors at the air show.
Developed for the Indian armed services, Dhruv is suitable for increased payload at higher altitudes.
HAL delivered about 200 Dhruv in variants for military and civilian use over a decade.
The company is also displaying its light combat helicopter (LCH), which completed trials recently as an attack chopper at 10,000-12,000 feet altitude with weapons.