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Superwoman in the sky | Badminton ace PV Sindhu becomes first woman to fly Tejas aircraft

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Terming the opportunity to fly Tejas as a great experience, the 23-year-old said that she is really "honoured."

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Bengaluru Updated on: February 23, 2019 16:18 IST
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Sindhu waves as she is about to take off for a sortie in the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft - Tejas.

Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu took a flight in HAL's indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas at the Bengaluru Air Show on Saturday.

Terming the opportunity to fly Tejas as a great experience, the 23-year-old said that she is really "honoured."

"It was definitely a great experience, great opportunity and I am really honoured. The captain showed me like all the stunts-how it is and what it is - so definitely a great opportunity," Sindhu told reporters after the sortie.

Talking about the aircraft, the Olympics Silver medallist said, "Tejas, we all know, is the real hero so definitely a great pleasure for me."

The Bengaluru Air Show is observing Women's Day today. "They have given me this opportunity to fly Tejas. It is a great day for me and I will definitely remember this," Sindhu said.

Earlier, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had flown the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) during the ongoing show at Air Force Station at Yelahanka. (ANI)

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