Naval version of Tejas lands successfully on aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: January 11, 2020 8:35:11 pm

Light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas succeeded in its first “arrested landing” test on an aircraft. (Twitter/SpokespersonMoD)

In a major milestone, the naval version of indigenously built Tejas aircraft Saturday made its first landing on the deck of the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.

Military officials involved in the “arrested landing” of the aircraft said the successful test has put India among a select group of nations having the capability to design a jet that can land on an aircraft carrier.

Congratulating the DRDO and the Indian Navy for the successful test, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the successful landing of the aircraft on INS Vikramaditya is a “great event” in the history of Indian fighter aircraft development programme.

In September last year, Singh became the first defence minister of the country to fly in the indigenously-built light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas from the HAL airport in Bengaluru.

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