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This Scientist Built The Deadly Tejas: India’s 2nd Supersonic Jet To Protect Our Country

India has been striving hard to create indigenous hardware for space exploration and defense purposes.

We are already known for our rockets, with ISROs technological prowess, however today we still rely on Russian or American aircraft to keep our skies safe, with a handful of Indian jets that aren’t as good as the aforementioned.

But India has been working for a while to create an advanced fighter jet with the latest bells and whistles that’s also designed and made entirely in India and in 2016, it revealed to the world Tejas — a delta-wing multirole light fighter, developed at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited or HAL. And this project was made entirely possible, under the guidance of one man — Manas Bihari Verma.

Meet Manas Bihari Verma

He was born in Darbhanga district of Bihar, in a small village called Bour. After completing his high-schooling in Madheput, he went to study engineering at Mechanical Institute of Technology and Calcutta University.

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