PV Sindhu Flies Made-in-India Tejas Fighter Jet at Aero India 2019
Badminton player PV Sindhu flew the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas on Saturday, 23 February, at the ongoing Aero India air show in Bengaluru. Sindhu was the co-pilot of the Tejas aircraft.
The expo observed Women’s Day, with a showcase of women’s achievements in the aerospace sector.
"Three women IAF fighter pilots will also fly Hawk-I advanced jet trainer of BAE Systems and an upgraded version of the Russian-made MiG-21," said an official.
Tejas, built by the state-run HAL, is a single-engine multirole light fighter.
When Army Chief Flew in Tejas
Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday flew in Tejas at the Aero India 2019 air show.
The 12th edition of Asia's premier Air show ‘Aero India 2019’ began at the Yelahanka air force station in Bengaluru on 20 February.
The five-day long biennial event, aims at showcasing India's air defence prowess. It will serve as a platform for aviation companies, the defence sector and government to forge new alliances and contracts.