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IAF gets second Tejas squadron; Air Chief shows the way with solo sortie

Air force chiefs, including Pakistan's recently, often go up for a spin to boost the morale of their fighter pilots.

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LCA-Tejas | Tejas jet | Indian Air Force

Ajai Shukla  |  New Delhi 

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria
Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria climbed alone into the cockpit of a Tejas fighter on Wednesday, revved up its powerful turbofan engine and took off for a solo flight around Coimbatore. Photo: PTI

In a statement of confidence in the indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA), the (IAF) boss, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, climbed alone into the cockpit of a on Wednesday, revved up its powerful turbofan engine and took off for a solo flight around Coimbatore.

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First Published: Thu, May 28 2020. 02:43 IST