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Tejas planes set to showcase their punch during UK exercise

IAF Light Combat Aircraft Tejas (Image courtesy: PIB)

Five Tejas aircraft will fly to the United Kingdom to represent the Indian Air Force (IAF) in multi-nation air exercise 'Ex Cobra Warrior 22' at Waddington, United Kingdom from March 6 to 27. 

The IAF Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) will participate in the exercise along with fighter aircraft of the UK and other leading air forces of the world.

The exercise is aimed at providing operational exposure and share best practices amongst the participating air forces, thereby enhancing combat capability and forging bonds of friendship.

"This will be a platform for LCA Tejas to demonstrate its manoeuvrability and operational capability," the Defence Ministry said in a statement today.

IAF C-17 aircraft will provide the necessary transport support for induction and de-induction.

Waddington in Lincolnshire is one of the Royal Air Force's busiest stations as the hub of UK Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) and the main operating base for airborne intelligence aircraft and systems.

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