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I am not scared of flying in a warplane, says President

Source: PTI
November 18, 2009 17:26 IST
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President Pratibha Patil is not scared of undertaking a sortie in a two-seater Sukhoi-30 frontline fighter jet plane of the IAF next week at Pune.

"Why should I? I am the supreme commander (of the Armed Forces)," 74-year-old Patil said, when asked if she was scared to be air-borne in a warplane.

The President, who may set a world record by becoming the oldest woman to fly in a fighter jet aircraft at a speed close to the supersonic level, seemed fully confident of undertaking the journey from the 30 Squadron Base of the Air Force.

Patil told reporters at a function on Tuesday that she was "looking forward" to her maiden flight in a SU-30 MKI on November 25.

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