Friday, January 9, 2015

Defence Minister Hands Over First Overhauled Su-30 MKI to Air Chief at HAL Golden Jubilee Celebrations

The Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Shri Manohar Parrikar handed over the first overhauled Su-30 MKI to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Nasik today. The handing over of the world’s first overhauled SU-30 MKI coincides with 50 years of establishment of Nasik Division of the HAL. The key personnel who were present at the function included the Chairman, HAL, and Defence Secretary, besides a host of other dignitaries. After the keynote address by the Hon’ble RM, the world’s first overhauled SU-30 MKI took to the skies, thereby demonstrating the technical prowess of the HAL. 

On arrival at Ojhar airfield, the Air Chief, along with the RM, Defence Secretary and Chairman HAL, planted trees at the MiG complex of HAL. Besides the main event of handing over of the overhauled aeroplane, the CAS also inspected various assembly shops and the flight hangar. 

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