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Within months of joining the Indian Air Force, Tejas fighter jets have been grounded because of problems with their landing gear.

The HAL Tejas is an Indian multi-role light fighter developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

This new problem, relating to the landing gear on the aircraft, comes after previous problems with the jet but is the first since the aircrafts introduction to service.

The Indian government had decided to accelerate introduction of the Tejas Mark 1A into the Indian Air Force in order to make up for a shortage of fighter aircraft.

In May 2015, the Mark I aircraft was criticised by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India for not meeting IAF requirements, such as a lack of a two-seat trainer, electronic warfare capabilities, the Radar Warning Receiver/Counter Measure Dispensing System, weight increases, reduced internal fuel capacity, non-compliance of fuel system protection, forward-facing pilot protection, and reduced speed. Most of these issues are hoped to be rectified in the future Mark II version.

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    • yes but as far as it can do the work…it doesnt matter…we dont wanna get into modeling competition with tejas…its a effective interceptor and will replace mig 21

  1. A crappy Tejas is better than none. All that is needed now is to improve and correct its deficiencies. Do you remember the civic, it was a horrible car but Honda stuck with it and improved each subsequent model by 80%. This is all that you have to do each year with the Tejas. Improve landing great, improve speed, improve radar, improve stealth, improve….. I think that you get it. The Tejas starting point is actually impressive. It is up to India to make rapid strides. I think India should sell the Tejas to the private sector and they will work miracles on this system.

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