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IAF commissions second Tejas squadron

10th June 2020 - 01:30 GMT | by KP Sanjeev Kumar in Mumbai


The Indian Air Force (IAF) commissioned its second squadron of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) in a ceremony at Air Force Station Sulur in southern India on 27 May. ACM R.K.S Bhadauria presided over the ceremony with senior officials from the IAF, Aeronautical Development Agency and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in attendance.

No. 18 Squadron inducted the first four LCA Mk 1s built to FOC standards. The squadron had been temporarily retired without assets in 2016.

Sixteen LCAs, delivered in IOC configuration and belonging to 45 Squadron, have operated from Sulur since 2016.

HAL Chairman R Madhavan said: ‘We are proud to

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KP Sanjeev Kumar is a former navy test pilot,  who blogs at He has …

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