Indian made Tejas jet fighters for Air Force
Tejas Light Combat Aircraft developed by DRDO’s Aeronautical Development Agency and built by HAL will join the Indian Air Force. Defence Minister A K Antony handed over the Initial Operational Clearance certificate to Air Chief Marshal P V Naik at the HAL airport in Bangalore.
For the immediate future, the Indian Air Force plans to use 20 Tejas planes, with the number escalating to 200 over the next decade, if the plane proves itself.
India has become the eighth country in the world to design, develop and fly its own combat aircraft.