Well, I hate to break it to you again – the Tejas isn’t going to Germany either. I just spoke to the HAL spokesperson, who has confirmed that the LCA will not be present at the Berlin Air Show.
HAL is instead sending three Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH Dhruv) which will be available for demonstration flights. The people at the Berlin Air Show are wrong again – the IJT Sitara trainer will also give the show a miss. I truly hope there’s some headway where the Dhruv is concerned. Not only is it HAL’s most visible product, but also the one with the filthiest luck.
Other participants from India include DRDO, BEL, BDL, BHEL, OFM, MDNL, ISRO, BrahMos, L&T, Tata Power, Tata Advanced Materials, Accord Software & Systems, Saraswati Dynamics and CADES.
Photo Courtesy HAL