US Air Force chief flies Tejas in Jodhpur

US Air Force chief General David L Goldfein arrived in India on Thursday on a visit to boost defence ties between the two nations.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2018 19:18 IST
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The Chief of US Air Force, General David L Goldfein, flew a sortie in the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas at the IAF station in Jodhpur.(ANI Photo)

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.

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

The Chief of US Air Force, General David L Goldfein (L) at the IAF station in Jodhpur. (HT Photo)

In November last year, 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 km per hour, with a payload capacity of 4,000 kg.

First Published: Feb 03, 2018 14:09 IST