Took this photo of Commodore CD Balaji, director of the LCA Navy programme at the Tejas IOC event on Monday. He's a man under a lot of stress and it showed. He looked distracted, he paced constantly. The LCA-N missed its December 2010 first flight deadline as a result of confidence levels over landing gear and other issues according to sources, though the team (with help from EADS) is working hard to get past niggles and put the jet into the air sometime in the next three months. More details soon.
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