Defence Minister flies Sukhoi 30 MKI Fighter Jet from Rajasthan

NirmalaSitharaman became the first full-time Defence Minister to fly a Sukhoi 30 MKI of the Indian Air Force. The two seater fighter jet took off from an air base in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Before the takeoff, the Defence Minister met warriors of the Indian Air Force Station where the pilot briefed her on the supersonic jet. Earlier this month, Sitaram was onboard INS Kolkata, an indigenous Kolkata-class destroyer, and INS Vikramaditya, an aircraft carrier. Earlier, cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni have also flown in the multi-role fighter