In Pictures: Rajnath Singh Becomes First Defence Minister To Fly In Tejas

In Pictures: Rajnath Singh Becomes First Defence Minister To Fly In Tejas

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday flew in the Tejas fighter aircraft from the HAL airport in Bengaluru, becoming the first defence minister to fly in the indigenously-built light combat aircraft (LCA). He was accompanied by Air Vice Marshal N Tiwari, who is also the Project Director, National Flight Test Centre, ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency) in Bengaluru. (Image Credit: Rajnath Twitter)

In Pictures: Rajnath Singh Becomes First Defence Minister To Fly In Tejas

Rajnath Singh flew in the LCA trainer as a familiarisation sortie from the HAL airport in the city's eastern suburb after a briefing by Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots. (Photo Credit: IANS)

In Pictures: Rajnath Singh Becomes First Defence Minister To Fly In Tejas

Earlier, pilots of the 45 Squadron Flying Daggers briefed the Defence Minister with the air prowess of the home-grown fighter, its avionics, controls and radar in the glass cockpit and the weapons it carries for strike power. (Photo Credit: IANS)

In Pictures: Rajnath Singh Becomes First Defence Minister To Fly In Tejas

The single engine, delta wing, multi-role fighter was flown by a senior IAF pilot. (Photo Credit: PTI)

In Pictures: Rajnath Singh Becomes First Defence Minister To Fly In Tejas

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

In Pictures: Rajnath Singh Becomes First Defence Minister To Fly In Tejas

This step is going to boost the morale of officers who have been involved in the development of "indigenously-made Tejas". (Photo Credit: IANS)

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