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US Air Force General David L Goldfein flies IAF light combat aircraft Tejas in Jodhpur

Jodhpur: The Chief of US Air Force, General David L Goldfein, flew a sortie in the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas on Saturday at the IAF station in Jodhpur.

He flew a sortie in '#MadeinIndia' LCA Tejas aircraft at AF Stn Jodhpur today. Image courtesy: Twitter/IAF_MCC

US air force chief David Goldfein flew a sortie in LCA Tejas aircraft at AF Stn Jodhpur. Image courtesy: Twitter/IAF_MCC

Goldfein arrived in India on Thursday, on a visit to boost defence ties between the two nations.

In November, 2017, the defence minister of Singapore Ng Eng Hen was flown in a Tejas fighter jet.

The indigenous LCA is a single-seat, single-jet engine, multirole light fighter.

Indigenously developed by the Aeronautical Development Agency, and produced by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Tejas, as a fourth generation aircraft, can fly at 1,350 kilometres per hour, with a payload capacity of 4,000 kilograms.

Published Date: Feb 03, 2018 14:15 PM | Updated Date: Feb 03, 2018 21:42 PM