Guwahati: President Droupadi Murmu on Saturday took her maiden fighter jet flight from Tezpur Air Force station. Murmu was seen wearing an anti-gravity suit before stepping into a Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft at the Tezpur Air Force station in Assam.
In the video recorded minutes before the Indian President was about to begin her sortie, she posed with a victory gesture in front of the cameras.In 2009, former president Pratibha Patil had flown in the frontline fighter aircraft.
The Sukhoi-30 MKI is a twin-seater multirole fighter jet developed by Russia’s Sukhoi and built under licence by India’s aerospace giant Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.
President Murmu was on a two-day visit to Assam from April 6 to April 8. During her visit, she was scheduled to inaugurate the Gaj Utsav-2023 at the Kaziranga National Park.
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