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India joins elite club as first ever mid-air refuelling of Tejas carried out on Monday, says HAL

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Bengaluru: The first ever mid-air refuelling of the indigenously developed light combat aircraft Tejas was successfully carried out Monday, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) said. The milestone was achieved at 9.30 am when 1,900 kg of fuel was transferred from the mid-air refuelling tanker of IAF's IL78 to the Tejas LSP8 at an altitude of 20,000 feet, said a release from HAL, which has developed the light combat aircraft (LCA).