I was thrilled, it was a special experience: Rajnath after the flight to Tejas
BENGALURU (KARNATAKA): Rajnath Singh , who was the first Secretary of Defense to fly a Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, was thrilled and called it a special experience.
The 68-year-old minister completed a 30-minute break on Thursday. He was assisted by Air Vice Marshal N Tiwari, Project Director of the ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency) National Flight Testing Center.
I was very excited and it was a special experience. I want to praise the bravery of our Air Force Hunters and all the forces. Tejas is in the fourth generation and it is indigenous. For the first time, I flew this and the flight was very enjoyable, he said.
There were some acrobats in the air. I would like to congratulate the scientists ADA, HAL and DRDO. Today, other countries are calling for Tejas. We have reached a situation where we can deliver aircraft to other countries, he added
Singh flew from Tehran's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) this morning.
The Secretary of Defense shared his experience: it's a local plane and that's why I want to experience its flight. I wanted to know under what circumstances our pilots would fly the plane. I had no trouble controlling the plane and that was I following the directions of Air Vice Marshal N Tiwari.
Later, Singh switched to Twitter and wrote: Flying with 'Tejas', a local light fighter from HAL Airport in Bengaluru, was an amazing and exciting experience. Tejas is a multi-purpose fighter with several critical abilities. It should strengthen India's air. Defense capabilities.
In the meantime, N Tiwari, project manager of the National Flight Test Center of the ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency), told the media that the Secretary of Defense was very satisfied with the aircraft's flight quality (LCA Tejas).
We approached Mark 1, d. H. The speed of sound, said Tiwari.
DRDO boss dr. G Satheesh Reddy said: The Defense Minister also controlled Tejas for some time.
The Tejas is a single-engine, multi-role delta light fighter developed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force.
It originated from the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) program, which began in the 1980s to replace India's aging MiG-21 fighter. In 2003, the Life Cycle Assessment was officially called Tejas.