Tejas Fighter Jet: News

30 Nov 2023

Indian Air Force

Defense Ministry approves acquisition of 97 Tejas, 156 Prachand helicopters

In a major boost for India's military and defense production, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has reportedly cleared the acquisition of 156 Prachand Light Combat Helicopters and 97 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighters.

Centre places Rs. 36,468 crore order for Tejas fighter jets

The Centre has reportedly placed an order of Rs. 36,468 crore for 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mk 1A Tejas aircraft with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

08 Dec 2021

Indian Air Force

How India's indigenous AESA radar could boost IAF's capabilities

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will demonstrate the use of an indigenously-built active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar late in December.

08 Jul 2019


IAF to finalize Rs. 1.5L crore 'Make in India' projects

The Indian Air Force is now inching towards finalizing two long-pending 'Make in India' projects under which, it will acquire 170 aircraft.

17 Feb 2019


Vayu Shakti: IAF showcases firepower in backdrop of Pulwama attack

Days after the Pulwama attack rocked Kashmir, the Indian Air Force (IAF), on Sunday, carried out a mega exercise at the Pokhran firing range near the Pakistan border to demonstrate its control over the skies.

09 Jul 2018


#DefenseDiaries: Tejas fighter jet misses another deadline for combat readiness

The indigenously developed Tejas fighter jet, first approved way back in 1983, has missed yet another deadline for becoming fully combat-ready.

07 Feb 2018


French Air Force chief takes sortie on India's indigenous Tejas

The Chief of Staff of the French Air Force, General Andre Lanata, flew a sortie on the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas today in Rajasthan.

03 Feb 2018


Jodhpur: US Air Force general flies fighter jet Tejas

American Air Force General David L Goldfein on Saturday became the first foreign military chief to fly India's light combat aircraft Tejas.

11 Nov 2017

Indian Air Force

#DefenseDiaries: IAF believes Tejas isn't enough to protect Indian skies

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has told the government that the indigenously-developed Light Combat Aircraft Tejas isn't enough to protect Indian skies.