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Raksha Mantri takes to Skies in an IAF Su-30 MKI

Nirmala Sitharaman is the first woman Defence Minister of India to fly a sortie in an IAF Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft.

After her recent visit to INS Vikramaditya, the aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman, on her visit to Air Force Station Jodhpur, took to the skies in the formidable Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft of 31 Squadron. In her 45 minutes of sortie, she was demonstrated some of the unique characteristics and strengths of this mighty twin engine Air Superiority Fighter (ASF).  

She is the first woman Defence Minister of India to fly a sortie in an IAF Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft.

The Raksha Mantri keeps visiting various defence establishments to assess the operational efficiency and defence preparedness of the forces. These visits go a long way in motivating the defence personnel since they get the opportunity to interact with the authority personally.

 After her sortie on the multirole ASF, she addressed and interacted with the Air Warriors of Air Force Station, Jodhpur and congratulated them on their professionalism, high state of morale and motivation.

During the visit,the Raksha Mantri was also briefed on employment of Air Power in the defence of our country.

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