After failure to produce LCA Tejas, IAF Chief boasts of indigenous 5th generation fighter jet for India

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After failure to produce LCA Tejas, IAF Chief boasts of indigenous 5th generation fighter jet for India

*New Delhi:* After having failed to produce LCA Tejas, Indian Air Force Chief boasts of indigenous 5th generation fighter jet for India.

IAF chief RKS Bhadauria on Tuesday said that the defence research agency DRDO should make the indigenous fifth-generation fighter aircraft happen and it must succeed. India has failed in mass production of Light Combat Aircraft Tejas which is in development phase even after three decades.

"The Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) must succeed and it needs a lot of attention... it has taken off, it is a DRDO project.

In terms of technology, this is one project where DRDO must make it happen," the IAF chief said while addressing the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Director's Conference.

Asserting that the Indian Air Force wants to control the technology and other aspects of the programme, he said, "I am defining the technology of AMCA because it is where we lack.

When we take a system from abroad, we get restricted by the technology and weapon available and there is a 10-year cycle if we have to change it. In AMCA, we want to have control."