India deploys Tejas at Western front with Pakistan
India deploys Tejas aircraft at the Western front to keep prepare for any militaristic misadventure from Pakistan
With India and China facing standoff in Depsang, Gogra and Pangong Lake, The Indian Air Force has shifted some of its Tejas aircraft to the western borders with Pakistan to be prepared for any misadventure from Islamabad.
The IAF had earlier moved some of its frontline aircraft like Sukhoi-30s and upgraded MiG-29s to the Ladakh sector from other bases as part of India’s plan to strengthen its military position against China, Hindustan Times reports
Tejas fighter planes, moved to the Western front are from the first LCA squadron consisting of those jets which had joined the IAF after getting initial operational clearance.
In the month of March the Indian Defence Ministry gave a green signal to buying 83 LCA Mk-1A advanced Tejas jets worth Rs. 38,000 crores from the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, for which a three years deal may be finalized by the end of this year.
It is expected that the LCA Mk-1A will be the most advanced variant of Tejas. This variant may have digital radar warning receivers, electronic scanned array radar, external self-protection jammer pods, advanced beyond-visual-range missiles and remarkably better and improved maintainability.
During his visit to Ladakh in Ladakh in July, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had asked the IAF to be prepared for any eventuality, saying quick deployment of military assets in Eastern Ladakh would send a strong message to the adversary.