PV Sindhu despite being young is no stranger to shattering boundaries and scaling new heights. Her name is already edged in stone in the history of Indian sports due to the magnitude of her achievements. There are still new records to be broken though as Sindhu enters into the peak phase of her career.
Off the court as well, Sindhu is not averse to trying out new things. Her bold fashion sense has already been widely lauded and now she is entering into unchartered territory, literally flying high!
At the recently held Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru, Sindhu co-piloted the light combat aircraft Tejas on Saturday. While hopping on into the airplane, Sindhu was seen donning the traditional green Air Force uniform, waving to the crowd of followers who had gathered to watch the badminton ace in action.
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The Tejas aircraft which Sindhu co-piloted has a big place in the history of the Indian Air Force. It was built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in the 1980s to replace the aging MiG-21 fighter planes as a part of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme and was renamed as the HAL Tejas in 2003.
Sindhu flew the aircraft on Saturday, which was the penultimate day of the expo and was dubbed as the ‘Women’s Day’. The achievements of women in the aerospace sector were celebrated and Sindhu was invited as a guest on the occasion.
It has been yet another achievement in what has been already a long list for the ace Indian shuttler and former Olympic Games Silver medalist.
After co-piloting the aircraft, Sindhu will now turn her attention towards the prestigious All England Champions, a title, which she is yet to win in her career so far.