NEW DELHI — India’s indigenously developed Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) needs additional modification to fly in high-altitude areas and will not be ready for operational service until 2015, India’s air force (IAF) chief says. “The engine of LCA did not work during recent trials at high-altitude areas in the Leh region [in northern India],” IAF head Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne says. Consequently, the LCA’s Final Operational Clearance (FOC) has been delayed and the aircraft “needs ...

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