Saturday, February 23, 2019

PV Sindhu Flies In Made-In-India Tejas Fighter Jet At Bengaluru Air Show

Bengaluru: Ace shuttler PV Sindhu today flew in the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, at the Aero India 2019 air show in Bengaluru. Ms Sindhu, who is among the youngest to co-pilot the HAL-manufactured fighter jet, waved as she climbed into the two-seater trainer variant of the aircraft.

Describing her experience, Ms Sindhu said she was honoured to have taken this flight. "It was definitely a great experience, great opportunity and I am really honoured. The captain showed me all the maneuvers," she said, speaking to reporters at the Yelahanka air base.

Ms Sindhu flew in Tejas with Wing Commander Sidharth Singh in the front seat flying the aircraft for most of sortie. "She could quickly adapt to the height and speed. We carried out some attacks at a dam nearby. She flew for about 5 minutes herself," the wing commander said.
23/03/19 Aditya Sharma/NDTV
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