Modi expresses pride, happiness over induction of Tejas

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed pride and happiness over the induction of indigenously built Tejas fighter jet into the Indian Air Force.

The Prime Minister also lauded Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) on the induction of Tejas.

“Induction of indigenously made Tejas fighter jet into the Air Force fills our hearts with unparalleled pride and happiness,” Modi said in a statement.

“I laud HAL and ADA on the induction of Tejas fighter jet. This illustrates our skills and strengths to enhance indigenous defence manufacturing,” he added.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday inducted two Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) into its ‘Flying Daggers 45’ Squadron here.

Southern Air Command chief Air Marshal Jasbir Walia received the certified documents of the indigenous fighters from state-run HAL Chairman T. Suvarna Raju at a function in Bengaluru.

–IANS

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