Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Tejas

India-built Tejas will fly high in UK next month in combat exercise debut

Named ‘Cobra Warrior 22’, the exercise will include Belgium, Sweden, Saudi Arabia and the US alongside India and hosts UK.

India places orders for French HAMMER missiles to boost Tejas capabilities

Govt sources told ANI that the HAMMER missiles are in the process of being integrated with Tejas & will enhance aircraft's capability to take out hardened targets from stand-off distances.

 Tejas criticism is unfortunate, it has world’s best flying record, says IAF veteran

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Tejas flying record world’s best, criticism unfortunate, says IAF veteran who flew LCA at 78

Air Marshal Philip Rajkumar (Retd), who turns 80 Sunday, also became the oldest man to have flown the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas after a flight in February 2020.

Tejas aircraft tech comes in aid of oxygen-starved Indian cities. This is how it works

The tech is an offshoot of On-Board Oxygen Generation System project for medical grade oxygen generation on board Tejas. India is the 4th country to develop this.

Tejas aircraft cleared to carry Python-5 air-to-air missile in its weapons capability

Python-5 missile live firing was conducted to validate target engagement from all aspects & beyond visual ranges. In all live firings, missiles hit the aerial target, said official.

Tejas adds wings to indigenous development. Forces must aid India’s internal balancing

Power and interests of supplier States matter. Weapons acquisition from overseas is one area where the Indian State is acutely vulnerable.

India looking at Tejas exports at Rs 309 crore per aircraft, HAL chairman says

R. Madhavan, chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, says countries from Southeast Asia and the Middle East have shown interest in Tejas fighters.

‘We’ll monitor HAL’s delivery’ — IAF appoints team to ensure mega Tejas order is on schedule

Defence officials also said the contract for 15 indigenous Light Combat Helicopter is set to be awarded by March this year.

Tejas keeps India’s capability gap with China under check. It is HAL’s game to lose now

Although several major air forces like France, Germany and the US are still inducting or ordering fourth-generation fighters, their capabilities and threats are distinct from India’s.

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Representative image | File photos of Donald Trump, General Mark Milley | Photos via ANI, Commons

US military is protecting constitution on Trump case. Lessons for India here

Trump expected unquestioned loyalty from retired generals in his administration and from those in service, but the exact opposite happened.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.