LCA Tejas: The future warrior of Indian skies
New Delhi: By the end of 2014, supersonic Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)- Tejas will be ready for operation.
The aircraft is due to get its Final Operational Clearance (FOC) by 2014 end. That would mean that Tejas would be readily available to fight in any combat from 2015.
It took India two decades and Rs 8,000 crore state-of-the-art fighter plane that is expected to replace Indian Air Force's Ageing fleet of MiG fighter plane. The plane was named- Tejas, which means 'radiance', by the erstwhile Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.
Defence ministry will be developing two squadrons of the plane.