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New Delhi: Government of India on Wednesday approved the purchase of 73 Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) fighter jets and 10 trainer aircraft for a cost of around ₹ 45.7 crore in the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) led by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. The Tejas Mk-1A LCA is an indigenously designed and manufactured fourth-generation fighter with critical operational capabilities that include an Active Electronically-Scanned Array (AESA) radar, an Electronic Warfare (EW) suite,…

New Delhi: A MiG-21 fighter jet of Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Suratgarh, Rajasthan on Tuesday evening. The pilot managed to eject safely. The primary cause of the crash is suspected to be – technical malfunction. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to probe the accident, the IAF said. “During a training sortie in the western sector, a MiG-21 Bison aircraft experienced a major technical malfunction this evening. The pilot ejected safely at…