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.