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


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