January 20 2015
The Indian air force has formally inducted the domestically developed Tejas light combat aircraft, reports the Hindustan Times.
The first aircraft was handed over to the service on Saturday in Bangalore, more than three decades after the project was launched to replace the air force's aging MiG-21s.
The initial aircraft are still not expected to reach final operational clearance until the end of 2015. That milestone is expected after weapons and systems testing.
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