Tejas a giant step for IAF, India
The development cost has now escalated to Rs 6,000 crore. With the IOC, LCA will most probably be the second successful programme with a definite `induction' into the armed forces after three series of guided missiles.
If IAF's long-term acquisition of fighter aircraft is any indication, then about 10 squadrons of LCAs, accounting for nearly 20% of the entire fighter arsenal, would be requiredby2030.In the development cycle, LCA is likely to be a globally competitive fighter by the mid-2020s, with considerable export orders in the future.
Further improvements in its stealth components could elevate this wonderful 4th generation fighter to the 5th generation club in the future.
Vasundhara Raje, who spearhead BJP's spectacular comeback to power in Rajasthan, took oath as State Chief Minister. Governor Margaret Alva administered the oath of office and secrecy to Vasundhara Raje.
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