Langkawi International Maritime Aero Expo (LIMA-2019): Indian Air Force has showcased the capabilities of its Light Combat Aircraft Tejas to global military experts in Langkawi, Malaysia. The indigenously developed fighter jet is the world’s smallest operational fighter jet.
This is for the first time, Indian Air Force has participated in Langkawi International Maritime Aero Expo (LIMA-2019) with its supersonic Tejas Fighter Jet. The military exhibition is being held between March 26 to March 30 and Indian contingent had reached Malaysia on March 22.
The team departed from Air Force station Kalaikunda and reached Malaysia via Mayanmar (Yangon).
“Participation of IAF in LIMA-2019 will provide an opportunity to air-warriors to interact with their Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) counterparts and foster close relationship between the two services,” said Indian Air Force.
This will serve as a foundation for any future interaction with the Malaysian Air Force. It will also provide an opportunity to RMAF to assess the capabilities of LCA.
IAF contingent consists of two LCA Tejas aircraft, one C-130J and one IL-76 along with 27 officers, 42 air-warriors and 11 HAL personnel.