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Rajasthan: French Air Force chief takes sortie on Tejas

By Deepika
Google Oneindia News

Chief of Staff of the French Air Force General André Lanata on Wednesday flew a sortie on India's indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas in Jodhpur on Wednesday.

French Air Force chief General André Lanata takes sortie on Tejas

The Indian Air Force (IAF) in a tweet said, "The Chief of the Staff of French Air Force, General André Lanata, while on a goodwill visit to India, flew a sortie in 'Made in India' - LCA Tejas Aircraft at AF Station Jodhpur, today."

He became the second foreign military chief to fly the aircraft after Chief of Staff of the US Air Force General David L Goldfein undertook a sortie on February 3.

André Lanata, who arrived in Jodhpur on Tuesday took information upon the defense strength and functioning of Asia's important Jodhpur Air Force Station and also took note of flying experience with the pilots.

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