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India’s naval Tejas achieves carrier milestones

14th January 2020 - 03:41 GMT | by KP Sanjeev Kumar in Mumbai


The naval prototype of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) achieved a crucial milestone on 11 January when it undertook the maiden arrested landing aboard the Indian Navy (IN) carrier INS Vikramaditya. Naval test pilot Cmde Jaideep Maolankar was at the controls.

‘With this feat, the indigenously developed niche technologies specific to deck-based fighter operations have been proven, which will now pave the way to develop and manufacture the twin-engine deck-based fighter for the Indian Navy,’ informed an official IN tweet.

The LCA (Navy) Mk 1 is a variant of the Indian Air Force’s Tejas that received final operational clearance

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KP Sanjeev Kumar


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