Indian Air Force raised its first squadron of home-grown Light Combat Aircraft Tejas with the induction of two aircraft into the force in Bengaluru.

State-run HAL handed over the first two Tejas aircraft to IAF which will be called as  the 'Flying Daggers' 45, the name of the first squadron of the LCA. 

The LCA squadron induction ceremony was held at the Aircraft System Testing Establishment here in the presence of Air Marshal Jasbir Walia, Air Officer Commanding-in Chief, Southern Air Command.

The squadron will be based in Bengaluru for the first two years before being moved to Sulur in Tamil Nadu. 

Here are some facts about the indigenous fighter aircraft:

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  • A modern laser system on the aircraft ensures better aim to hit ground targets.

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(With inputs from PTI)