IAF May get Con­trol of the Te­jas Project

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The In­dian Air Force (IAF) may get con­trol of the Light Com­bat Air­craft (LCA) Te­jas project from Hin­dus­tan Aero­nau­tics Ltd (HAL) and Aero­nau­ti­cal De­vel­op­ment Agency (ADA). The de­ci­sion, likely to be an­nounced by the Min­istry of De­fence (MoD) soon, is aimed at end­ing the blame-game over project de­lays, of­ten be­ing played out by the stake­hold­ers of the flag­ship ‘ Make in In­dia’ pro­gramme. Mil­i­tary sources con­firmed that the idea of an IAF of­fi­cer be­ing given com­mand and con­trol of the Te­jas project has been float­ing around for some time now. As per a pro­posal be­ing mooted, the IAF might de­pute an of­fi­cer of the rank of Air Mar­shal to head the Te­jas project.

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