Air Chief Marshal V R Chaudhari on Saturday flew three indigenous aircraft which are being inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as part of its drive towards ‘Atmanirbharta’.
On a two-day visit to Bengaluru, the IAF chief flew a Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, a Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and a Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40 (HTT-40).
He demonstrated the capabilities of the LCH and HTT-40. Chaudhari also interacted with the designers and test crew to understand the current status and future plans.
The IAF chief delivered the Air Chief Marshal L M Katre Memorial Lecture which was attended by serving and retired officers of IAF, HAL and other stakeholders from the aerospace industry.
Chaudhary spoke on ‘Capability and Force Development Plans of IAF’ towards making it a future ready combat force.