Tejas gets initial official clearance

 LCA Tejas performing at the Air show during the Aero India 2013 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore on Friday. DH photo

Tejas, India’s indigeneously-designed Light Combat Aircraft, Friday got initial operation clearance (IOC-II).Defence Minister A.K. Antony handed over release to service document (RTS) to Indian Air Force chief N.A.K Browne.

The certification paves the way for the induction of Tejas into the Indian Air Force.Speaking at the event, Anthony said: “It is a great day for the whole nation.”

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