United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Defence Affairs Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falacy on Wednesday visited the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) facility  in Bangalore .  He was received by R Madhavan, CMD-HAL and other senior HAL officials.

The visiting dignitary was briefed on the ongoing projects in HAL and taken around the Helicopter Complex, LCA Tejas Division and Hawk Final Assembly hangar.

“I am happy to be here and proud to see the sophisticated level of manufacturing that is in place,” said the company quoting Falacy.

“The Minister evinced keen interest in Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas,” HAL added.

Tejas is a single-seat, single-jet engine, multi-role light fighter designed by the HAL along with the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) for the Indian Air Force and Navy.