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P.V. Sindhu flies in HAL’s Tejas in Bengaluru



India’s ace badminton player P.V. Sindhu on Saturday flew in homegrown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at the Aero India air show being held in Bengaluru.

“The flight was a wonderful experience. The captain performed various maneouvers, including a loop,” Sindhu told the media after the sortie which lasted for about 40 minutes.

The combat jet’s trainer version was piloted by Group Captain Siddharth Singh, while Sindhu was the co-pilot in the tandem-seater cockpit.
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Sindhu is the first woman to fly in a Tejas aircraft.

“The aircraft was on a medium altitude sortie and flew up to a maximum height of about five km,” an Indian Air Force (IAF) official told IANS.

Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat also flew in the aircraft on Thursday.

The LCA on February 20 got the final operational clearance (FOC) from military aviation regulator Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (Cemilac) for induction into the IAF as a weaponised fighter jet in its operational fleet.



IPL : Chinese mobile company Vivo will continue to be the title sponsor





In the meeting of the Governing Council of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, it has been decided to conduct the IPL from September 19 to November 10.

Giving this information, a senior BCCI official said that the tournament will have 10 double headers i.e. 2-2 matches in a day.

The evening matches will start half an hour before the old schedule i.e. 7.30 pm. The afternoon matches will take place from 3.30 pm. Along with this, Chinese mobile company Vivo will continue to be the title sponsor.

The official said that this time due to Corona, the tournament will be played in a bio-secure environment. The Corona Guidelines also have to be taken care of.


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