Pune: Father-son duo fly Su-30 on diamond jubilee celebrations of 20 Squadron

Air Force officials said that it is a matter of great pride for two generations of pilots to have flown a Su-30 sortie together on the momentous occasion of 60 years of the squadron’s existence.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: June 8, 2016 9:00:14 am
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To celebrate the diamond jubilee of the 20 Squadron of Indian Air Force located in Pune, a father-son duo of serving IAF officers took a sortie together in a Sukhoi-30 MKi fighter jet at Lohegaon Air Force base. The squadron celebrated its diamond jubilee on June 3 at the air base.

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On the occasion, Air Marshal SB Deo, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, and a 20 Squadron veteran himself, flew a Su-30 MKI sortie with his son Squadron Leader Karan Deo, who is presently posted to the same squadron.

Air Force officials said that it is a matter of great pride for two generations of pilots to have flown a Su-30 sortie together on the momentous occasion of 60 years of the squadron’s existence.

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