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Twenty years ago today on 4th January 2001 the Indian LCA Tejas made it's first flight.
Albeit in 2016 it was reported that Tejas has been inducted in IAF after 33 years but as we enter 2021, the IAF has yet to field an operational squadron of this aircraft.
While during same period most aircraft will be going through a comprehensive upgrade if not closing to retirement ,
This project however, has become a perfect case of pride than professionalism. Any wonder then that some refer to LCA as Little Confused Aircraft.
Tejas inducted in IAF after 33 years
 

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can you believe there is another thread on IDF section with almost 14 pages of discussion on how Tejas program is dead....


and here we are discussing 20th anniversary and induction of Tejas.... i'm going to enjoy the discussion here.... bring it on
 

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Only moron don't know about flying daggers.
Only Idiots consider a unit with just two aircraft a squadron.

Tejas aircraft inducted in IAF's 'Flying Daggers' squadron today | Oneindia News
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After years of delay homegrown fighter Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is inducted in Indian Air Force today. Two aircraft have been inducted into the IAF squadron, known as the ‘Flying Daggers 45’ at a ceremony in Bengaluru.
 

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Tejas Light Combat Aircraft: The not so Indian fighter
The Air Force has decided to place an order for 100 new and improved Tejas Light Combat Aircraft. However, despite being in the works since 1983, the light fighter is nowhere near indigenisation and almost 70% of the aircraft’s systems still need to be imported.

Read more at:
https://economictimes.indiatimes.co...ofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
 

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Twenty years ago today on 4th January 2001 the Indian LCA Tejas made it's first flight.
Albeit in 2016 it was reported that Tejas has been inducted in IAF after 33 years but as we enter 2021, the IAF has yet to field an operational squadron of this aircraft.
While during same period most aircraft will be going through a comprehensive upgrade if not closing to retirement ,
This project however, has become a perfect case of pride than professionalism. Any wonder then that some refer to LCA as Little Confused Aircraft.
Tejas inducted in IAF after 33 years
the aircraft itself and the concept is sound. it carries an impressive package and can be a good replacement for the Mig-21, to me it looks like the confused part was coming from the leadership and the politics. its upgraded version and its concept shared on the web reminds me of the movie called "Pentagon wars"! the story about the Bradly infantry fighting vehicle. the movie took a dig at the military leadership but maybe LCA suffered some setbacks from politicians as well.
 

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Only Idiots consider a unit with just two aircraft a squadron.

Tejas aircraft inducted in IAF's 'Flying Daggers' squadron today | Oneindia News
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After years of delay homegrown fighter Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is inducted in Indian Air Force today. Two aircraft have been inducted into the IAF squadron, known as the ‘Flying Daggers 45’ at a ceremony in Bengaluru.
You need to update your info game...

45 Flying Daggers squadron has 16 LCA Tejas inducted as of early 2020 and all recent production units are being inducted into Squadron 18 Flying Bullets which previously had Mig 27s

Flying Daggers Squadron

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https://www.livefistdefence.com/2020/05/historic-iaf-squadron-revived-as-2nd-lca-tejas-unit.html

https://zeenews-india-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/zeenews.india.com/india/breaking-news-iaf-getting-ready-to-induct-more-tejas-lca-83-mark-1a-fighters-in-the-pipeline-2261754.html/amp?usqp=mq331AQCKAE=&amp_js_v=0.1
 

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