President Droupadi Murmu on Saturday (April 8) took her maiden sortie in a fighter aircraft at Tezpur air base in Assam.
Group Captain Naveen Kumar Tiwari flew her in a Sukhoi-30 MKI that took off from the Indian Air Force base.
#WATCH | Assam: President Droupadi Murmu takes sortie on the Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft pic.twitter.com/jtRVsFR2X2
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Murmu, who is on a three-day tour to Assam, reached Tezpur from Guwahati. She was received at the air base by Air Marshal S P Dharkar, Governor Gulab Chand Kataria, and Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
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Expressing her appreciation, President Droupadi Murmu wrote in the visitor’s book," I congratulate the Indian Air Force and the entire team of Air Force Station Tezpur for organising this sortie." pic.twitter.com/qNCc9zZpk0
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(With agency inputs)