The LSP-7 flew first in March this year.
LCA Tejas LSP-8 Revs Up On Ground
On December 12, the National Flight Test Centre (NFTC) conducted the initial engine ground run (EGR) on the long awaited eighth limited series production (LSP-8) airframe of the LCA Tejas, according to HAL literature. The LSP-8 is the airframe that is to be handed over to the IAF for user trials. The LSP-8 is likely to make its first flight early 2013, delayed by over a year.