Indigenous Tejas fighter jets put on air show as second squadron gets inducted into Indian Air Force
The aircraft inducted into the No.18 Squadron ‘Flying Bullets’, the only Param Vir Chakra Squadron of the IAF, was manufactured at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in Bengaluru.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday undertook a maiden sortie on a Tejas Light Combat Aircraft from Bengaluru. Singh, who became the first Defence Minister of the country to fly in a Tejas, took to the cockpit of the fighter jet with a senior IAF officer in the front seat.
Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday flew in the home-grown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at the Aero India air show here and hailed the fighter.