The Indian Air Force (IAF) has operationalised the second squadron of home-grown Tejas fighter jet on Wednesday at Air Force Station (AFS) Sulur, in the southern part of the country. The first squadron of Tejas was formed in 2016. Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flew the LCA Tejas fighter with 45 Squadron at Air Force Station Sulur.#Tejas pic.twitter.com/OnwVIEp6kP — Rishikesh Kumar (@rishhikesh) May 27, 2020 Dubbed the Number 18 Squadron Flying Bullets, the fully loaded Tejas fighters will fortify the nation’s air power in the Indian Ocean Region, where China has been increasing its presence, with more warships and submarines. At the programme held at Sulur, Air Chief Marshall RKS Bhadauria flew the single-seater Tejas fighter jet in what was the first major event for the IAF since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indian defence ministry relayed that the No.18 squadron was formed in 1965 and had participated in the 1971 war with Pakistan. The squadron was revived this year on 1 April at the Sulur base. The tailless, fourth generation Tejas Fighter Jet is equipped with a fly-by-wire flight control system, integrated digital avionics and multimode radar. The supersonic combat aircraft is equipped… Read full this story
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