Army Commander flies Su-30 MKI; spoken on triservices integration as well

flight by Wing Commander Tarun Gupta went to an altitude of 8,000 metres

Army Commander flies Su-30 MKI; spoken on triservices integration as well

In a development that may be seen as integration between the three services, the Southern Army Commander Lt Gen D R Soni conducted a sortie in the Indian Air Force’s frontline fighter jet Sukhoi Su-30 MKI.

The sortie was carried out from Lohegaon Air base in Pune on the eve of Republic Day.

The 45-minute-long flight by Wing Commander Tarun Gupta went to an altitude of 8,000 metres, covering large tracts of the Southern Command Area of Responsibility including areas where troops and tanks were carrying out ground exercises.

General Soni has been one of the commanders who have maintained that wars can only be won with ultimate synergy between the three services of India’s armed forces.

Only recently, he spoke about triservices integration but said that it is indeed a gradual process.

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