New Delhi: The carrier version of India’s in-service Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas — LCA Navy — has successfully landed on the Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya for the first time on Saturday.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation has also confirmed the development.
The carrier which is currently deployed in the Arabian Sea has the naval version of the MiG 29 on board. The carrier has a capacity for 30 aircraft.
“With this feat, the indigenously developed niche technologies specific to deck-based fighter operations have been proven, which will now pave the way to develop and manufacture the Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter for the #IndianNavy,” the Indian Navy tweeted.
India has a requirement for 57 deck-based fighters for its carrier operations.