At a glance: Tejas - indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) of India
News Desk: Tejas is India's first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). It is a lightweight multi-role jet fighter developed by India. It is a tailless, compound delta wing design powered by a single engine.
It came from the LCA programme, which began in the 1980s to replace India's aging MiG-21 fighters. The all weather combat aircraft has been extensively tested in ‘tough' flying conditions since its maiden test flight in 2001.
The principal partner of LCA is Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and its divisions located in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Nasik, and Korwa.
Lets have a look on some intersting facts about aircraft which is soon going to be the frontline flying machine of the Indian Air Force.