Tejas Light Combat Aircraft

Indian Air Force says deal for 83 Tejas LCA with HAL soon

As per sources, the deal for 83 Tejas LCA, which are of the Mark 1A variant, is expected to cost the IAF in the range of Rs 45,000 crore. The aircraft will have improved serviceability, faster weapon-loading time, enhanced survivability, a better electronic warfare suite and Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar that will significantly enhance its capability.

Oct 23, 2019, 20:09 PM IST

Not ditching Tejas for any other fighter jet, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Currently, the HAL is producing around eight Tejas, a single engine multi-role aircraft, annually and the defence ministry wants it to increase the number to 18 planes per year.

Mar 04, 2018, 10:38 AM IST

INS Vikrant: Navy Chief reviews construction of India's indigenous aircraft carrier

Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thursday reviewed the construction of the country's first indigenous aircraft carrier - Vikrant, at the Cochin Shipyard. The Navy expects the 40,000-tonne aircraft carrier to be fully operational by 2019.

Oct 12, 2017, 21:00 PM IST

Whither defence research? Navy's rejection of Tejas is a lesson

Admiral Arun Prakash (retd)/South Asia Monitor/IANS

Feb 21, 2017, 11:39 AM IST

Flying Tejas felt like being on top of the world, says pilot after a 10-minute solo sortie

The 40-year-old test pilot is the commanding officer of the IAF's 45 squadron nicknamed Flying Daggers. 

Jul 02, 2016, 00:29 AM IST

Indian Tejas jet's success leaves Western arms contractors worried

The Tejas is perhaps the world`s smallest lightweight, multi-role single engine tactical fighter aircraft.

Apr 23, 2016, 09:27 AM IST

Tejas Mark-I fails to meet IAF criteria, has 53 shortfalls: CAG

India's Tejas Light Combat Aircraft project, in the works for over three decades, came under severe criticism from CAG on Friday as it pointed out that its Mark-I version has 53 "significant shortfalls" which have reduced its operational capabilities as well as survivability.

May 08, 2015, 23:12 PM IST

Astra missile test-fired on second consecutive day

After perfect developmental trial of "Astra", India test-fired its indigenously developed beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, 15 km from here.

Dec 22, 2012, 18:25 PM IST