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Rajnath Singh “Overjoyed” After Tejas Sortie, “Controlled It” In instant
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Rajnath Singh “Overjoyed” After Tejas Sortie, “Controlled It” In instant

“All plan of the day,” Rajnath Singh tweeted, alongside side two photos of him within the G-suit.


Wearing a G-suit, Rajnath Singh buckled himself into the sunshine strive in opposition to aircraft (LCA) Tejas in Bengaluru this morning, becoming the predominant Defence Minister to fly within the made-in-India fighter jet. The aircraft took off from the HAL airport in Bengaluru.

Mr Singh, 68, walked as a lot as the aircraft alongside side the pilot, climbed up the steps and strapped himself within the backseat, at the succor of the pilot. Wearing a white helmet and an  oxygen cover, the Defence Minister used to be viewed waving earlier than the twin-seater model of Tejas took off for a 30-minute sortie. He used to be briefed by the pilot and varied top Indian Air Power (IAF) officials. Air Vice Marshal N Tiwari used to be among the many officers who walked him as a lot as the jet.

The Defence Minister “managed the aircraft for sometime”, acknowledged Dr G Sathish Reddy, chief of the Defence Study and Development Organisation (DRDO).

“The flight very gentle and pleased. I was happy. I chose Tejas because it is made indigenously,” Mr Singh acknowledged after the sortie. “Worldwide locations in South East Asia maintain confirmed passion in procuring Tejas aircraft,” he added.

“All plan for the day,” Mr Singh had tweeted earlier, sharing two photos.

All Residing For The Day!pic.twitter.com/JUUdzafutq

— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh)September 19, 2019

Closing Friday, Tejas turned the predominant aircraft in India to successfully create an “arrested touchdown” in Goa, in what is being billed as a significant step within the programme to develop the jet ready for provider with the Navy.

The Indian Air Power (IAF) has already inducted a batch of Tejas aircraft. The naval model of the LCA is in development stage.

Mr Singh will additionally abet an exhibition of products of the Defence Study and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Bengaluru.

At first, the IAF had positioned an expose with the Hindustan Aeronautics Runt (HAL) for 40 Tejas aircraft. Closing year, the IAF issued the are awaiting for proposal to HAL for the procurement of another batch of 83 Tejas at a discover of over Rs 50,000 crore.

In January this year,Nirmala Sitharaman, who used to be the Defence Minister in High Minister Narendra Modi’s old government, turned the second Indian lady leader to head on a sortie on a Sukhoi-30 fighter jet.

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