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Patil first Indian president to ride battle tank
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 12/5/2011 12:00:00 AM
Patil first Indian president to ride battle tank

Barmer (Rajasthan) : Pratibha Patil Monday became the first Indian president to ride in a battle tank when she boarded a T-90 in the desert terrain of Rajasthan to witness an army war game underway here.

Patil s ride of nearly 500 metres in the tank lasted for about 15 minutes. Earlier, president flew in an Indian Air Force VIP jet from New Delhi to the Utarli airbase near here.

She was then taken in a Mi-17 transport helicopter near the venue before riding in the tank. In 2009, Patil had become the first Indian woman head of a state to flw in a frontline Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet aircraft from an IAF base in Pune.

Patil was the second Indian president to fly in a fighter aircraft after A.P.J Abdul Kalam in 2006.

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