Watch: President Droupadi Murmu takes sortie on Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft


President Droupadi Murmu Saturday took a sortie on a Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft at the Tezpur Air Force Station in Assam.

President Murmu is currently on a visit to Assam, from April 6 to 8.

The Sukhoi-30 MKI is a twin-seater multirole fighter jet developed by Russia’s Sukhoi and built under licence by India’s aerospace giant Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

Earlier, former president Pratibha Patil had flown in the frontline fighter aircraft in 2009.

On April 7 (Friday), President Murmu inaugurated the Gaj Utsav-2023 at the Kaziranga National Park, and also attended a function to celebrate 75 years of the Gauhati High Court in Guawahati.

She also flagged off the Mount Kanchenjunga Expedition-2023 in Guwahati on Friday.

(With PTI inputs)