Modi hops into MiG29 K cockpit

Modi hops into MiG29 K cockpit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopped into the cockpit of the MiG29 K fighter jet, onboard aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.

Dressed in his trademark kurta churidar and a blue waist coat, a smiling Modi waved his naval cap from the cockpit during his several minute long stint in the pilot's seat of one of India's most advanced fighter jet.

The aircraft carrier has the ability to carry 30 aircraft while at sea.

Modi later interacted with the naval personnel onboard the INS Vikramaditya, which is anchored off Goa.

Modi is expected to witness 'Air Power Demonstration' by a whole range of naval aircraft along with high speed manoeuvres by Western Fleet ships that include INS Viraat, Delhi class destroyers, Talwar class frigates among others.

Modi, who is on his first military outing, will also witness take-off and 'arrestor wire landing operations' and high speed low level operations of MiG29 K fighters on INS Vikramaditya's deck.

Modi landed at the Dabolim Airport in Goa Saturday.

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