IAF chief Birender Singh Dhanoa flies Mig-21 fighter jet
New Delhi, Jan 12: Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on Thursday flew solo in a Mig-21 fighter jet, officials said.
The Air Force chief flew the Mig-21 aircraft at a forward base in Rajasthan, IAF sources said. The flight lasted about half an hour long.
Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa after his MiG 21 T-96 solo sortie today in Barmer(Rajasthan) pic.twitter.com/K6C0x9J5az— ANI (@ANI_news) January 12, 2017
Former Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha (retired) flew the indigenous fighter jet Tejas last year, becoming the first air chief to fly the indigenous fighter. He had also flown a Gripen aircraft at the Saab facility during an official trip to Sweden last year.