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India’s First Home-Built Fighter Jet Tejas To Fly Past Rajpath This Republic Day

Published on 21 January, 2017 at 3:07 pm By

Indian Air Force’s Light Combat Aircraft Tejas will take to the skies over Rajpath this Republic Day.

The fighter aircraft was inducted into the No. 45 Squadron (Flying Daggers) of the Indian Air Force on July 1, 2016.


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The single-engine aircraft has already flown over 3000 hours without any accident and continues to shine brighter.

Tejas is equipped with a glass cockpit and state-of-the-art satellite-aided Inertial Navigation System. The aircraft can fire air-to-air missiles and deploy bombs as well as precision guided munitions.

The HF Marut-24, made with German help, was the last Indian-built aircraft to do the honour. Maruts played a pivotal role in 1971 war and were decommissioned in the 1980s when Russian-made Mig 21s became the staple of the IAF.

RF Marut fighter jet Plane spotter

The first two squadrons of Tejas were raised last year.  An IAF officer who will be in charge of controlling the jets from the ground said:



Three Tejas fighters will fly over Rajpath in a Victory formation.

Tejas flying in Victory formation defence

Adding that single-engine jets are never used for the flypast because of the security concerns, he commented:

Flying the Tejas shows the confidence we have with the fighters.

For the Republic Day Parade, these beasts will take off from Bikaner.


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