First woman to fly HAL’s Tejas

P V Sindhu

Question: Which player becomes first woman to fly HAL’s Tejas aircraft?
(a) PV Sindhu
(b) Saina Nehwal
(c) Gadde Ruthvika Shivani
(d) Arundhati Pantawane
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • On 25th February, PV Sindhu co-piloted the indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas at the Aero India Show in Bangalore.
  • Tejas, built by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is a single-engine multirole light fighter. It is set to replace the ageing Jaguar and Mig-21 fleet in the Indian Air Force.
  • The penultimate day of the Aero India show was Women’s Day when women’s contribution in the aerospace sector was celebrated and Sindhu’s participation was part of that.

By Achyutanand Pandey

Links:
https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/badminton/pv-sindhu-takes-to-the-skies-co-pilots-tejas-aircraft-5599632/

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