Indian shuttler PV Sindhu becomes first woman to fly the Made In India Tejas

Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu took a flight in HAL’s indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas at the Bengaluru Air Show on Saturday.

Terming the opportunity to fly Tejas as a ‘great experience’, the 23-year-old said that she is really ‘honoured.’

“It was definitely a great experience, great opportunity and I am really honoured. The captain showed me like all the stunts-how it is and what it is- so definitely a great opportunity,” Sindhu told reporters after the sortie.

Talking about the aircraft, the Olympics Silver medallist said, “Tejas, we all know, is the real hero so definitely a great pleasure for me.”

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The Bengaluru Air Show is observing Women’s Day today. “They have given me this opportunity to fly Tejas. It is a great day for me and I will definitely remember this,” Sindhu said.

Earlier, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had flown the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) during the ongoing show at Air Force Station at Yelahanka.

(With ANI inputs)

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