Coimbatore: The first-ever Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas operators conference was held at the Air force station (AFS) in Sulur on Friday.

The conference, attended by senior Indian Air Force officers and top scientists involved with the making of the flight, was held with an objective of expanding the operational capability of the aircraft and improving its serviceability and maintainability.

In his inaugural address, Air Marshal Suresh said the conference was the first ever common platform for the designers, certifiers, manufacturers and operators of LCA Tejas since its induction into the IAF. He said the light combat aircraft program is the flagship for “Make in India” and stressed the need to deliberate on ways to make further improvements in avionics, radar and other systems.