IAF Deploys Tejas Fighter Jets On China And Pakistan Borders

Amid growing tensions with China, the Indian Air Force has deployed Tejas fighter jets at the western front border

Raghav N

August 19, 2020

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Amidst the ongoing tensions with China, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has deployed the indigenously manufactured Tejas fighter jet on the China and Pakistan borders at the western front.

This comes just 72 hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech at the Red Fort on 15 August. He spoke about the multirole light fighter jet and its upcoming dispatch to the Line of Actual Control (LAC), as a step towards the country’s Atmanirbhar mission.

After Indian Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh announced the initiation of a stoppage of 101 military gear from other nations, the government is taking quick steps towards increasing the manufacturing and sourcing of made in India equipment.

The western front includes the areas covering Rajasthan to Delhi and Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh, putting China and Pakistan on the Indian radar.

The posting of the Tejas jets comes as another addition to the nation’s mission to enhance its aerial defence capabilities. The HAL Tejas (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited), is a single engine, fourth generation Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). The agile fighter plane is famous for its delta wing arrangement.

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