President takes maiden sortie in fighter jet in Assam’s Tezpur

**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** Sonitpur: President Droupadi Murmu, supreme commander of the Indian Armed forces, before taking a sortie on IAF’s fighter aircraft Sukhoi 30, at Tezpur Air Force Station in Sonitpur, Saturday, April 8, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI04_08_2023_000027A)


President Droupadi Murmu on Saturday took her maiden sortie in a fighter aircraft at Tezpur air base in Assam.

Group Captain Naveen Kumar Tiwari flew her in a Sukhoi-30 MKI that took off from the Indian Air Force base.

“Achcha laga (felt good),” Murmu told reporters after completing her 25-minute sortie.