Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today flew in the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Airport in Bengaluru.
— ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2019
He became the first ever defence minister to fly the indigenous LCA. He was accompanied by Air Vice Marshal N Tiwari Project Director, National Flight Test Centre, ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency) in the familiarisation sortie.
Prior to this, former Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had flown in the Sukhoi 30 MKI jet, becoming the first ever woman defence minister to go on an all-weather, long-range aircraft sortie.