Indian Air Force (IAF) will be showcasing the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas Mk-I alongside participants across the world at the four-day Singapore Air Show kicking off today with an eye on the possible export potential to friendly countries in near future. Three Tejas fighter jets with a 44-member contingent of the Indian Air Force (IAF) reached Singapore on Saturday to participate in the mega event to be held from 15 February to 18.
“The IAF will be pitching the indigenous Tejas MK-I aircraft alongside participants from across the world,” the Defence Ministry said.
A 44-member contingent of the Indian Air Force reached Changi International Airport in Singapore today to participate in the ‘Singapore Air Show-2022’. The Air Show will be held from 15th to 18th February 2022.
“Singapore Air Show is a biennial event which provides a platform for the Global Aviation Industry to showcase their products. The Tejas aircraft will be enthralling the audience with its display of low-level aerobatics displaying its superior handling characteristics and manoeuvrability,” the IAF said in a statement.
The participation of the Indian Air Force in the Air Show provides India with the opportunity to showcase the Tejas aircraft and to interact with counterparts from RSAF (Royal Singapore Air Force) and other participating contingents, the IAF said.
In the past, the Indian Air Force had participated in similar Air Shows like LIMA-2019 in Malaysia and Dubai Air Show-2021 to exhibit indigenous aircraft and formation, aerobatic teams.
Malaysia has shown interest to acquire the Indian Make fighter jets as the manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is competing against Turkey’s Hurjet to sell the Tejas to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF).