IAF May get Control of the Tejas Project
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.