November 25, 2023Manisha Roy

Photos: PM Narendra Modi takes sortie on Tejas aircraft in Bengaluru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday undertook a sortie on the Tejas, a light combat aircraft, in Bengaluru.

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PM Modi said that this experience has bolstered his confidence in the country's indigenous capabilities.

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PM Modi took to X, formerly Twitter, to share pictures of his flight.

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“The experience was incredibly enriching, significantly bolstering my confidence in our country's indigenous capabilities, and leaving me with a renewed sense of pride,” the PM tweeted.

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The Prime Minister has been pushing for indigenous production of defence products and highlighting how his government has boosted their manufacturing in India and also their exports.

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US defence giant GE Aerospace had inked a pact with HAL to jointly produce engines for the Mk-II-Tejas aircraft during PM Modi's recent state visit to the US.

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Several countries have evinced interest in buying Tejas aircraft.

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According to officials, PM Modi arrived in Bengaluru earlier today and visited Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to review the ongoing work at its manufacturing facilities.

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