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US Air Force chief flies 'Made in India's Tejas aircraft in Jodhpur

By Deepika

The Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, General David L Goldfein, on Saturday flew a sortie in the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas at the IAF station in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

US Air Force chief flies Tejas

The US General, who was accompanied by General Terrence O'Shaughnessy, Commander of the US Pacific Air Force is on an official visit to India.

Goldfein, who arrived on Friday, was accompanied by Air Vice Marshal A P Singh as co-pilot during the sortie, defence officials said.

"General David L Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, is on an official visit to India. He flew a sortie in #MadeinIndia LCA Tejas aircraft at AF Stn Jodhpur today," the IAF said on Twitter.

With this, Goldfein also became the first foreign military chief to fly Tejas aircraft.

Earlier, General Goldfein had stressed on the "strong relationship" between the two air forces.

"We look forward to deepening the relationship between our two air forces," he said in his posts on Twitter and Facebook.

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