Watch: IAF successfully conducts first ever mid-air refuelling of LCA Tejas


New Delhi: The first ever mid-air refuelling of India’s indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas was successfully carried out on Monday, said Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).

According to a release from HAL, the major milestone towards its Final Operational Clearance was achieved at 9.30 am. A total of 1,900 kg of fuel was transferred from the mid-air refuelling tanker of Indian Air Force’s (IAF) IL78 to the Tejas LSP8 at an altitude of 20,000 feet.

Releasing a video on Twitter, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said, “Successful Air to Air refuelling of Light Combat Aircraft LCA -Tejas

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