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3 IAF Tejas lands in Singapore to participate at Singapore Air Show 2022

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3 IAF Tejas lands in Singapore to participate at Singapore Air Show 2022
3 LCA Tejas of the Indian Air Force lands in Singapore along with 44 member IAF contingent, a C-17 Globemaster-III transporter and an IL-78 Tanker aircraft of the IAF (ANI Photo)


A 44 member contingent of the Indian Air Force (IAF) reached Changi International Airport in Singapore on Saturday to participate in the Singapore Air Show-2022, slated for February 15 to 18.

The Singapore Air Show is a biennial event which provides a platform for the global aviation industry to showcase their products. 

The IAF will be pitching the indigenous Tejas MK-I ac alongside participants from across the world. 

The Tejas fighter jets will be enthralling the audience with its display of low-level aerobatics displaying its superior handling characteristics and maneuverability. 

The participation of IAF in the Air Show provides India with the opportunity to showcase the Tejas aircraft and to interact with counterparts from RSAF (Royal Singapore Air Force) and other participating contingents.

In the past, the Indian Air Force had participated in similar air shows like LIMA-2019 in Malaysia and Dubai Air Show-2021 to exhibit indigenous aircraft and formation aerobatic teams. 

WHAT IS TEJAS? 

The Tejas is an Indian fighter jet developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy in collaboration with the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA). Tejas was the result of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme that began in the 1980s to replace IAF's ageing MiG-21 fighters.

The Tejas is the second supersonic fighter developed by HAL. In January 2021, India approved a deal worth Rs 48,000 crore to procure 83 indigenously-developed LCA Tejas. 

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