LIVE: Made in India LCA Tejas aircraft take first flight after being inducted into IAF

              IAF plans to induct over 80 aircraft with better specifications known as Tejas 1A. . Two LCA Tejas aircraft was inducted into IAF today. (Source: ANI)

Indian Air Force on Friday inducted the first squadron of home-grown Light Combat Aircraft Tejas. State-run HAL handed over the first two Tejas aircraft to IAF which will make up the ‘Flying Daggers’ 45, the name of the first squadron of the LCA.

The LCA squadron induction ceremony is being held at the Aircraft System Testing Establishment in Bengaluru in the presence of Air Marshal Jasbir Walia, Air Officer Commanding-in Chief, Southern Air Command.

Live Updates:

11.05 am: The Light Combat Aircraft Tejas all set to take first flight after being inducted into IAF

10.45 am: The 1st squadron of LCA Tejas to take off shortly.

10.40 am: Crew members of 1st squadron of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, in Bengaluru, after aircrafts’ induction in IAF.

Crew members of 1st squadron of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, in Bengaluru, after aircrafts’ induction in IAF. pic.twitter.com/we1CCutQNd

— ANI (@ANI_news) July 1, 2016

10.33 am: The light combat Aircraft Tejas inducted into the Indian Air Force.

10.30 am: Air force officers break coconuts prior to induction of Tejas aircraft into IAF in a multi religious prayer ceremony

Induction ceremony of Tejas aircraft into IAF; personnel break coconuts as a traditional ritual to bring good luck. pic.twitter.com/FacZDTpylj

— ANI (@ANI_news) July 1, 2016

10.15 am: Religious ceremonies being held at the induction ceremony of Tejas aircraft into IAF in Bengaluru

Multi-religious prayer ceremonies being held at the induction ceremony of Tejas aircraft into IAF. pic.twitter.com/RZik7tAUNk

— ANI (@ANI_news) July 1, 2016

10.00 am: Senior officials of the Indian Air Force present at the induction ceremony

9. 45 am: Watch video of the indigenous Tejas aircraft to be inducted into IAF 

#WATCH Bengaluru: Two Tejas aircrafts, that are ‘Made in India’, to be inducted in Indian Air Force today.http://t.co/NIkBQxYWjr

— ANI (@ANI_news) July 1, 2016

9.44 am: The preparations before the induction ceremony of the Tejas aircrafts

Bengaluru: Two Tejas aircrafts, that are ‘Made in India’, to be inducted in Indian Air Force today. pic.twitter.com/R1f2tC5q2M

— ANI (@ANI_news) July 1, 2016

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