Kiran Rijiju, MoS Home, Takes Sukhoi-30mki Sortie From Halwara Air Force Station
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiran Rijiju, took a Su-30mki sortie today morning. He flew in the mighty supersonic fighter jet of Indian Air Force (IAF) from Halwara air base station in Punjab.
Former President and Supreme Commander of Indian Forces Pratibha Devi Singh Patil and APJ Abdul Kalam also flew in the fighter in 2006 and 2009. Last year, NDA Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy and MoS Defence, Rao Inderjit Singh, flew in the Russian power horse of IAF, Su-30mki.
IAF Chief Arup Raha has invited Rijiju for air familiarization sortie. Minister went through a tough medical test which he cleared. Generally, table top test are also required for aerial manoeuvre.
Kiran Rijiju (Left) in G-Suit with HMD Unit walking towards Su-30mki before sortie
MoS Home Kiran Rijiju takes Su-30mki Sortie from Halwara Air Force Station
Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 17 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.