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'Tejas needs improvement'

india Updated: Feb 07, 2011 23:15 IST

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Defence minister A K Antony on Monday said some more improvements will have to be incorporated in the home grown Light Combat Aircraft Tejas to meet the requirements of the Indian Air Force.

"The Air Force wants some more improvements to be incorporated and I am sure DRDO will be able to address these concerns too," he said, inaugurating the eighth edition of Aero India 2011 International Seminar here.

Noting that Tejas has often been criticised for long delays, he said in most parts of the world, technological development precedes product development. "However, in case of Tejas, we attempted both .... The reasons are not far to seek. Due to denial of some necessary technologies, we had to find solutions the hard way," he said.