IAF Chief’s Wish Granted, HAL Declares LCA An Air Superiority Fighter :)
It gets more bizarre. At Monday’s press conference in Bangalore, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal PV Naik said he wished he had a fleet full of air superiority fighters (ASF), but the problem was funds — here he made that unmistakable gesture rubbing his thumb and forefinger together to denote money. But if the acrimony over the Tejas’s generation wasn’t enough, what the Chief probably didn’t know is that HAL has gone ahead and declared the LCA an air superiority fighter. See the placard above, which stood next to one of the static aircraft displays.