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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman takes off in Sukhoi 30 MKI from Jodhpur

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The sortie is likely to last for 30 minutes, defence sources said.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday took off in the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) frontline combat jet Sukhoi-30 MKI from the air base in Jodhpur.

The country’s first woman Defence Minister sat in the rear seat behind the pilot and was wearing the pilot’s G-suit.

The sortie is likely to last for 30 minutes, defence sources said.

“She is reviewing the operational preparedness and combat capabilities,” the sources said.

Sukoi-30 MKI is a nuclear-capable aircraft which can penetrate deep into enemy territory.

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