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Deputy Chief of Air Staff Flies Tejas
Bengaluru (3rd Sept 2014): Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (trainer version) was flown in Bengaluruon Wednesday by Deputy Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal SBP Sinha. Having had first hand experience and feel of the aircraft Deputy Chief of Air Staff expressed that the aircraft handles well both on the ground and in the air. He was on a two day visit to Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) during which, he took a review of various aspects of Tejas programme.
The first flight by a senior officer of the rank of Air Marshal from Air HQ was a joyous occasion for all the stake holders of the programme such as ADA, HAL, National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC), DGAQA and the IAF whose focused and synergized efforts contributed to the success of the project in large measures.
Expressing his happiness, Shri PS Subramanyam Programme Director (Combat Aircraft) and Director ADA said, "This flight of Tejas by a senior IAF commander indicates the high degree of confidence in the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft."