Light Combat Aircraft

Singapore Defence Minister flies in Tejas at Kalaikunda

Singapore Defence Minister flies in Tejas at Kalaikunda

Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Tuesday flew a sortie in the trainer version of the Light Combat Aircraft at Kalaikunda.

Nov 28, 2017, 18:17 PM IST
On Republic Day, India's first home-grown fighter jet Tejas to fly past Rajpath for first time

On Republic Day, India's first home-grown fighter jet Tejas to fly past Rajpath for first time

Light Combat Aircraft Tejas will fly over  Rajpath this Republic Day.

Jan 19, 2017, 17:35 PM IST
Why Tejas got delayed by a decade - Parrikar explains

Why Tejas got delayed by a decade - Parrikar explains

The production of the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft was delayed for "eight to 10 years" because of shoddy coordination by the Defence Ministry agencies involved and lack of required support, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday.

Jul 08, 2016, 17:10 PM IST
Tejas: MS Dhoni praises India's 'latest warbirds'

Tejas: MS Dhoni praises India's 'latest warbirds'

Tejas is a multi-role supersonic single-engine aircraft designed and developed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) in collaboration with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

Jul 01, 2016, 18:51 PM IST
Watch LCA Tejas take its first flight after IAF induction in Bengaluru

Watch LCA Tejas take its first flight after IAF induction in Bengaluru

State-run HAL handed over the first two Tejas aircraft to the IAF which makes up the 'Flying Daggers' 45, the name of the first squadron of the LCA.

Jul 01, 2016, 11:54 AM IST
HAL Tejas inducted into Indian Air Force, PM Narendra Modi expresses pride

HAL Tejas inducted into Indian Air Force, PM Narendra Modi expresses pride

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed pride and happiness over the induction of indigenously-built Tejas fighter jet into the Indian Air Force.

 

Jul 01, 2016, 10:54 AM IST
LCA Tejas ​superior to Pakistan's JF-17 built jointly with China – Few more facts

LCA Tejas ​superior to Pakistan's JF-17 built jointly with China – Few more facts

Tejas will feature in combat plan of the Indian Air Force (IAF) next year and will be deployed in forward bases also.

Jul 01, 2016, 09:35 AM IST
IAF to induct first squadron of 'Made in India' Tejas today

IAF to induct first squadron of 'Made in India' Tejas today

Indian Air Force will raise the first squadron of home-grown Light Combat Aircraft Tejas with the induction of two aircraft into the force here on Friday.

Jun 30, 2016, 22:38 PM IST

India wants second line of fighter jets: Report

 India is keen on manufacturing a second line of fighters besides Tejas, as per a media report.

Apr 20, 2016, 22:45 PM IST

Sri Lanka, Egypt evince interest in India's Light Combat Aircraft Tejas

India's Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, which was several years in the making, has now caught the attention of foreign buyers with Sri Lanka and Egypt evincing interest in the indigenously built fighter jet.

Apr 18, 2016, 17:20 PM IST

HAL's Tejas fighter makes debut at Bahrain air show

HAL has set-up a dedicated division in Bengaluru to manufacture a fleet of Tejas for induction in the Indian Air Force (IAF) as frontline fighters.

Jan 21, 2016, 16:08 PM IST

Defence items can be "big item" of exports: Manohar Parrikar

Defence items can be "big item of exports" if we put quick clearance procedures in place and develop products required by many across the globe who cannot afford the top most available equipment, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.

Dec 14, 2015, 19:28 PM IST

Sweden offers India collaboration on fighters and submarines

Sweden has offered to collaborate with India on production of light combat aircraft in the country along with state-of-the-art submarines as part of the 'Make-in-India' initiative.

Jun 11, 2015, 21:34 PM IST

Parl panel slams Defence Ministry for shortage of figher jet squadrons

A parliamentary committee on Monday slammed the defence ministry over the gap between the sanctioned strength of active fighter aircraft squadrons and their actual number, saying that "even the slight edge over rival neighbouring nation" would be lost if the "complacency" remains.

Apr 27, 2015, 19:50 PM IST

Tech complexities among reasons for LCA project delay: Govt

Development of hi-tech technology from the scratch, lack of skilled manpower and technological complexities were some of the reasons the government today gave for delay in completion of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project.

Mar 10, 2015, 15:41 PM IST

AeroIndia concludes, no mega deal signed

Asia's premier air show, "Aero India" came to a close on Sunday with the event turning into a carnival on the last two days as nearly three lakh people thronged the Air Force Station at Yelahanka here to witness the splendid aerial feast by the metal birds.

Feb 22, 2015, 19:55 PM IST

DRDO in talks with foreign companies for advanced fighter jet engine

DRDO is pushing ahead with its plan to develop an Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft and is in talks with top international firms to zero in on an engine for the same, a senior official said on Thursday.

Feb 20, 2015, 00:17 AM IST

India to hard sell Tejas at air show

India will showcase and hard sell its indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at an air show here in February to prospective buyers from overseas, a top official said on Wednesday.

Jan 28, 2015, 19:08 PM IST

Tejas starts after overnight soak in extreme cold

In another landmark for indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, the aircraft was successfully started thrice after an overnight soak in the extreme cold of Ladakh, where the temperature dropped to minus 15 degrees Celsius.

Jan 28, 2015, 19:05 PM IST

Naval light combat aircraft successfully tested

The first naval prototype of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), designed to operate from the decks of aircraft carriers, was successfully tested at a facility in Goa, the defence ministry said here Sunday.

Dec 21, 2014, 22:53 PM IST