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Manmohan witnesses air manoeuvres

Gwalior: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday witnessed thrilling air manoeuvres by Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft besides air-to-air re-fuelling and pseudo-war displaying prowess of the Air Force.

Aircraft, including MiGs, Jaguars, Sukhois and Mirages, took off from the Maharajpura airbase here to enthral the audience comprising Dr. Singh, his wife, Gursharan Kaur, Madhya Pradesh Governor Balram Jakhar and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan.

Mirage-2000s and Sukhoi-30 on display

Two Mirage-2000s and a Sukhoi-30 displayed protecting airbase while keeping an eye over enemy's spying fighter aircraft as part of anti-war mission.

A proxy war was showcased by an Interceptor aircraft.

Newly purchased IL-78 tankers' aerobatics show of air-to-air re-fuelling of fighter aircraftenchanted the audience.

Others among audience included Mayor Vivek Shejalwakar, Union Ministers Suresh Pachouri and Kantilal Bhuria, Cabinet members, including Narendra Singh Tomar, Anup Mishra, Narottam Mishra and Narayan Singh Kushwah. — UNI

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