Naval version of Teja's jet takes off from the aircraft carrier. See pictures

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Naval version of Teja's jet takes off from the aircraft carrier. See pictures

Naval version of Teja's jet takes off from the aircraft carrier. See pictures

The plane landed on the deck of the INS Vikramaditya for the first time on Saturday (file)

New Delhi:

The marine version of the Tejas light combat aircraft built on Sunday started successfully from the "ski jump" deck of the INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier.

The ski jump is the upward-curved ramp on the deck of aircraft carriers, which is constructed in such a way that fighter jets have a sufficient take-off stroke.

"The marine version of Tejas today reached another important milestone by successfully launching the first ski jump from INS Vikramaditya," said a spokesman for the Navy.

The aircraft landed on the INS Vikramaditya deck for the first time on Saturday, which was also an important milestone.

Both landing and taking off by plane have made India a select group of nations capable of constructing such a jet that can be operated from an aircraft carrier.

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The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is involved in the development of the Tejas marine variant, along with the Aviation Development Agency (ADA), the Aerospace Research and Design Center of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., the Center for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) and the CSIR Other.

"This groundbreaking event demonstrates the professional engagement and synergy between the various agencies, ADA, HAL, CEMILAC and the Indian Navy, to harness the potential of our scientists, engineers and the community for marine flight testing to meet the nation's expectations," tweeted the indian navy.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had described it as a "great event" in the history of the Indian fighter aircraft development program after Saturday's successful landing on INS Vikramaditya.

The marine version of the Tejas light fighter plane is in the development phase.