24 Jun '16, 4pm

IAF declares July 1 as LCA's home coming / induction

IAF declares July 1 as LCA's home coming / induction

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has fixed July 1 as the tentative date for a home-coming it has long awaited. A squadron of the indigenously designed and built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will be commissioned and thereafter join the ranks of frontline jets like Sukhoi 30MKI, Jaguar, Mirage 2000 among others in securing the Indian airspace. The event, which will be held in Bengaluru, however, is far from receiving the kind of attention it should. REASONS :: To begin with, a typical IAF fighter squadron will consist of 16-17 jets and one or two trainers of the same aircraft. In the present case, the IAF has merely two aircraft from the series production which are ready and available. There is a third one too nearing completion but it may not make it on the given date. India Today has learnt that there are uncertainties in validating the production set up of the LCA. While t...

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