IAF Chief Dhanoa, Abhinandan fly MiG-21 together; both had ejected, one in 1988 and other in 2019

The Hush Post/  02:00pm/ 2-min-read
IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa flew a sortie with Wg Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman at Air Force Station Pathankot on Monday in a MiG-21 trainer.
It ‘s the last sortie flown by IAF Chief in a fighter aircraft before retirement. They took off around 1130 hrs for a 30 min sortie.

They flew in the trainer version of the MiG-21 Type 69 fighter Aircraft. This was also the last sortie of the IAF Chief in a combat aircraft.
IAF chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said:

It was a pleasure for me to fly with Abhinandan because he has got his flying category back, that is what all pilots look forward to. I also ejected in 1988, it took me 9 months to get my category back. He has been back in less than 6 months

IAF Chief further said, ” Both of us have 2 things in common – 1st, both of us ejected & 2nd, both of us have fought Pakistanis. I fought in Kargil, he fought after Balakot. 3rd, I’ve flown with his father. It’s an honour for me to do my last sortie in IAF, in a fighter aircraft, with his son”.
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