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IAF chief flies Tejas
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 2/15/2017 10:50:21 AM
IAF chief flies Tejas

Bengaluru: A month after he flew a solo sortie in single engine MiG-21 fighter, Indian Air Force chief B.S. Dhanoa flew indigenous LCA Tejas on the first day of Aero India 2017.

Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa flew a trainer version of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) with Air Vice Marshal A.P. Singh, who is principal director at NFTC, being his co-pilot during the sortie over Yelahanka airbase.

Less than 15 days after taking over as the IAF chief, he flew solo in a Mig-21 fighter jet, the oldest fighter aircraft in the IAF's inventory.

Dhanoa flew the Mig-21 Type 96 aircraft from the IAF base at Uttarlai, a forward base in Rajasthan.His predecessor, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha flew the Tejas last year, becoming the first IAF chief to fly the indigenous fighter.


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भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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