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Bengaluru: PM Modi takes sortie on Tejas aircraft, shares pics and calls experience ‘incredibly enriching’

New Delhi: On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a flight in a Tejas fighter during his visit to state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in Bengaluru . PM Modi tweeted Successfully completed a sortie on the Tejas.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Saturday, During his visit to state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited,Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a flight in a Tejas fighter in Bengaluru . PM Modi tweeted, “Successfully completed a sortie on the Tejas. The experience was incredibly enriching, significantly bolstered my confidence in our country’s indigenous capabilities, and leaving me with a renewed sense of pride and optimism about our national potential.”

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The Prime Minister was in the city to review the ongoing work at its manufacturing facility. PM Modi shared the pictures of his flight and said that the experience of sortie in homegrown aircraft significantly bolstered his confidence in the country’s indigenous capabilities.

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He conducted a comprehensive review of HAL’s manufacturing facility, encompassing the production of Tejas jets. According to reports, the Prime Minister took the flight for nearly 45 minutes. “The prime minister will review and visit the HAL’s manufacturing facility, including the facility for Tejas jets,” a source had earlier said.

He termed the experience “incredibly enriching”, adding, it bolstered his confidence in the country’s indigenous capabilities. Prime Minister Modi has been advocating for the indigenous production of defence products, emphasizing this approach during his visit to the United States, where GE Aerospace and HAL signed an agreement to collaboratively manufacture engines for Tejas Mk-II.

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