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Defence minister Sitharaman undertakes sortie in Sukhoi

Defence minister Sitharaman undertakes sortie in Sukhoi
Highlights

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday took off in the IAF-'s frontline combat jet Sukhoi 30 MKI from the air base here.

JODHPUR: Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday took off in the IAF's frontline combat jet Sukhoi 30 MKI from the air base here.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The country's first woman defence minister sat in the rear seat behind the pilot and was wearing the pilot's G-suit.
  • "She is reviewing the operational preparedness and combat capabilities," sources said.

The country's first woman defence minister sat in the rear seat behind the pilot and was wearing the pilot's G-suit.

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Flying G-Suit before taking off in SU 30MKI

Smt @nsitharaman in the cockpit of the Sukhoi-30 MKI, familiarising herself with the fighter aircraft, before taking off for a sortie #RakshaMantrifliesSukhoi

She is reviewing the operational preparedness and combat capabilities," the sources said.Sukoi-30 MKI is a nuclear-capable aircraft which can penetrate deep into enemy territory.

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