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In Pics: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flies Sukhoi-30 MKI

The Defence Minister undertook a sortie in IAF’s frontline combat jet Sukhoi-30 MKI on Wednesday.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman before flying in an IAF's Sukhoi-30 MKI plane, in Jodhpur. (PTI)
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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman before flying in an IAF's Sukhoi-30 MKI plane, in Jodhpur. (PTI)

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman boards IAF's Sukhoi-30 MKI plane for the sortie. (PTI)
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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman boards IAF's Sukhoi-30 MKI plane for the sortie. (PTI)

Prior to the sortie, the minister was briefed by the pilot. (Twitter)
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Prior to the sortie, the minister was briefed by the pilot. (Twitter)

Wearing the pilot’s G-suit, the 58-year old Sitharaman sat in the rear seat behind the pilot in the cockpit of IAF’s frontline combat. (PTI)
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Wearing the pilot’s G-suit, the 58-year old Sitharaman sat in the rear seat behind the pilot in the cockpit of IAF’s frontline combat. (PTI)

The Defence Minister waves from the cock-pit of IAF's Sukhoi-30 MKI plane before taking off for the sortie. (PTI)
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The Defence Minister waves from the cock-pit of IAF's Sukhoi-30 MKI plane before taking off for the sortie. (PTI)

The country's first woman defence minister described the 30-minute sortie as "wonderful". (PTI)
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The country's first woman defence minister described the 30-minute sortie as "wonderful". (PTI)

First Published on Jan 17, 2018 05:07 pm
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