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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to fly in Sukhoi aircraft on January 17

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will fly in Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft on January 17, official sources have said.

Published: 16th January 2018 07:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th January 2018 08:15 AM   |  A+A-

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (Photo | Indian Navy)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will fly in Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft on January 17, official sources have said.

She would be the first full-time woman defence minister to fly the sortie, at Air Force Station in Jodhpur.

After her recent stay on board INS Vikramaditya at sea, the sortie will be a part of the defence minister's continued efforts to gauge and review the operational preparedness and combat capabilities of the armed forces.

Sitharaman earlier visited INS Vikramaditya last week for witnessing the naval operations and maritime prowess of the Indian Navy.

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