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Pakistan Observer - - IN­TER­NA­TIONAL -

un­known rea­sons.

The sur­face-to-air mis­sile was launched af­ter re­ceiv­ing sig­nal from radars to in­ter­cept a mov­ing aerial tar­get with the help of an un­manned air ve­hi­cle (UAV) ‘Ban­shee’ over the Bay of Ben­gal.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the sys­tem com­prises of fea­tures, in­clud­ing a Multi Func­tional Sur­veil­lance and Threat Alert Radar (MF STAR) in or­der to de­tect, track and guide the mis­sile.

Mean­while, In­dian Air Force will raise the first squadron of home-grown Light Com­bat Air­craft Te­jas with the in­duc­tion of two air­craft into the force in Ben­galuru to­day.

State-run Hin­dus­tan Aero­nau­tics Lim­ited will hand over the first two Te­jas air­craft to the Air Force which will make up the ‘Fly­ing Dag­gers’ 45, the name of the first squadron of the LCA.

The LCA squadron in­duc­tion cer­e­mony will be held at the Air­craft Sys­tem Test­ing Es­tab­lish­ment in the pres­ence of Air Mar­shal Jas­bir Walia, Air Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing-in Chief, South­ern Air Com­mand, of­fi­cials said.

The squadron will be based in Ben­galuru for the first two years be­fore be­ing moved to Su­lur in Tamil Nadu.

Air Chief Mar­shal Arup Raha, who on May 17 took his maiden flight in Te­jas, had termed the air­craft as “good” for in­duc­tion.— Agen­cies

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