Air chief becomes a pilot, flies fighter jet

  New Delhi:Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Thursday flew solo in a Mig-21 fighter jet, officials said.

The Air Force chief flew the Mig-21 aircraft at a forward base in Rajasthan, IAF sources said.

The flight lasted about half an hour long.

Former Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha (retired) flew the indigenous fighter jet Tejas last year, becoming the first air chief to fly the indigenous fighter.

He had also flown a Gripen aircraft at the Saab facility during an official trip to Sweden last year. (IANS)