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 Tejas-The First Aircraft In India To Successfully Do An Arrested Landing

Last Friday, Tejas became the first aircraft in India to successfully do an “arrested landing” in Goa, in what is being billed as a major step in the programme to make the jet ready for service with the Navy.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has already inducted a batch of Tejas aircraft. The naval version of the LCA is in development stage.

Mr Singh will also attend an exhibition of products of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Bengaluru.

Initially, the IAF had placed an order with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for 40 Tejas aircraft. Last year, the IAF issued the ask for proposal to HAL for the procurement of another batch of 83 Tejas at a cost of over Rs. 50,000 crore.

In January this year, Nirmala Sitharaman, who was the Defence Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s previous government, became the second Indian woman leader to go on a sortie on a Sukhoi-30 fighter jet.

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