Russian Federation Air Force (RFAF) Pilot flew in an Indian Light Combat Aircraft trainer for a familiarization sortie and demonstration of the operational & avionics capabilities of the indigenously developed LCA-Tejas aircraft. RFAF personals are in India as part of the INDRA – 2019 Joint Tri-Services Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces which is being conducted from 10-20 December 2019 simultaneously at Pune and Gwalior for Air Force elements.

Russian pilot after take-off, took control of the LCA-Tejas trainer for a few minutes as informed to and later showcased flight characteristics of the fighter aircraft. LCA-Tejas aircraft are becoming part of all major air-exercise of the air force off late which many see this has the validation of the aircraft and maturity of its combat capabilities.

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