Make in India: LCA Tejas LSP-8 with the IFR Probe, SU-30 MKI, Dornier DO-228, Hawk-i and HTT-40 by HAL during Aero India 2017
Iron Fist Exercise 2016: A MiG-21 dropping a T9 flare and the R-73 from Tejas locks onto that for Firing
Tejas operating from Leh in the winter of 2013, at an altitude of 3,524 m (11,562 ft)
Tejas Aircrafts returning after a Five Aircraft Formation Practice Session prior to Aero India 2011
Tejas at INS Hansa in Goa during Sea Level & Weapon Trials in 2010
4th November 2017
Air Commodore Harish Nayani (Retd) is a Vayu Sena Medal awardee from the Pilots Course and Kilo Squadron - NDA is a former LCA test pilot who has also flown the MiG-21 Bison aircraft extensively. He was the commanding Officer of a frontline fighter squadron and took over command of the Squadron at a critical juncture when the squadron was in the process of inducting the Bison aircraft. He also piloted the MiG-21 trainer variant in which Defence Minister Shri. George Fernandes made his historic maiden sortie in 2003.
30th June 2017
The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) - Tejas SP-6 completed its maiden flight from HAL Airport in Bengaluru on Friday, 30th June 2017 with Gp. Capt. K K Venugopal (Retd) on the controls. SP-6 will be the fifth member of the First Squadron of LCA Tejas. SP-5 will be next in line and will also be making its first flight soon.
LCA Tejas was inducted into No. 45 Squadron of Indian Air Force (IAF) on 01 Jul 2016, also called the "Flying Daggers" marking the first anniversary on 1st July 2017.See Photos from Squadron Formation Event Youtube Archive