HAL Tejas Fighter Jet at Minsk Square Bangalore

HAL Tejas Fighter Jet at Minsk Square Bangalore 

If you are exploring Bengaluru, you may consider spending some time near the HAL Tejas Fighter Jet at Minsk Square. It is a great spot for a selfie in front of an Indian made fighter jet. 

HAL Tejas
HAL Tejas Fighter Jet (Replica)

Where is Minsk Square?

Minsk Square is located right in the city center, in front of Cubbon Park Gate No# 2. You may wish to click on the embedded map at the end of this post to navigate using Google Maps on your phone. 

The Tejas Fighter Plane

The Tejas Aircraft is “made in India” single-engine fourth-generation fighter jet developed by Aeronautical Development Agency and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. It is the smallest, lightweight, multi-role single-engine tactical fighter. 

The then Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee gave the name “Tejas” to this light combat aircraft. Yes, it is the lightest combat aircraft in the world with a very good weapon delivery. 

The Tejas fighter jet has the capability of breaking the speed of the sound and can attain a maximum speed of 2204 km per hour. This jet can fly to an altitude of 15kms, nearly twice the height of Mt. Everest. 

The engine that powers the HAL Tejas is the General Electric F 404 GE-20. The Tejas aircraft has 8 points to carry bombs and missiles and is equipped with sensors and tools of electronic warfare. Depending on what is loaded, the pilot can fire air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground missiles, anti-ship missiles, and switch to laser-guided conventional bombs. Most of its components are “Indian manufactured” while few critical components are imported. 

Air Commodore KA Muthanna, Chief Test Pilot, HAL

According to Air Commodore and Chief Test Pilot K. A. Muthanna – In terms of short-range, the Tejas Fighter Jet is “Second to none!” 

Tejas Fighter Jet - LCA

Even for long-range air combats like air-to-surface missiles, it is possible to integrate weapons into the aircraft seamlessly because we have the flight control and avionic software. Additionally, the fighter aircraft has the best “flight control management system.”  

HAL Tejas at Minsk Square is a replica

Tejas Aircraft
Tejas Aircraft Minsk Square Bangalore

That was some highlights about the HAL Tejas, a light combat aircraft from India. What you see at the Minsk Square is the replica of a full-scale model of the original Tejas Fighter installed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited during 2015.

Explore further

If you have come to Minsk Square as a tourist, you would have already explored many places. At Minsk Square, you are standing in a place surrounded by many things interesting.  

Here is what you can do when you are done with the selfies at Minsk Square. Walk towards Vidhana Soudha, a beautiful building ever in Bangalore. Just opposite to it is the century-old High Court that is still functional. You cannot get into these buildings. All you can do is photography from outside.

From here, you can enter and explore Cubbon Park and the Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Hall (now a State Library). You can get inside the library and read some books if you have enough time.

Later, you can walk towards the Kasturba Road to explore the art gallery, government museum, and technology museum. You will be tired by now but the exploration does not end here. There is more! 

Hope you had a great time with the HAL Tejas at Minsk Square. More ideas for exploring Bangalore coming in so please subscribe to this blog via email or just bookmark it. You will never forget the name YoIndio.com

Direction to Minsk Square


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