By flying a sortie in the Made in India light combat aircraft (LCA) from the Jodhpur airbase, Chief of staff of the US Air Force and Chief of staff of the French Air Force somehow did a worldwide brand promotion of the Tejas.
The Chiefs of the two powerful air forces were perhaps trying to give a message to the world – that the Tejas aircraft was one of the finest examples of the Make in India project. This has come as a morale booster for India.
Significantly, till now, the fighter jets involved in the IAF were bought from other countries like Russia and France. A single-engine indigenous fighter plane, the Tejas could reduce the dependence of India on other countries. The air forces of other countries have also set their sights on the Tejas.
By: DNA India