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IAF Jets landed during Grand Opening Of Agra Lucknow Expressway

  • Air Force, Agra Lucknow expressway, Mirage 2000, IAF
    Fighter plane Sukhoi touches down during the grand opening of Agra-Lucknow expressway

    Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was present when his father and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav opened the Agra-Lucknow Expressway at Unnao, around 50 km from Lucknow.

  • Air Force, Agra Lucknow expressway, Mirage 2000, IAF
    fighter jet touches down during the grand opening of Agra-Lucknow expressway

    Sukhoi and Mirage 2000s jets performed simulated landings, a first for any road launch.

  • Air Force, Agra Lucknow expressway, Mirage 2000, IAF
    IAF's fighter jet touches down during the grand opening of Agra-Lucknow expressway

    The first jet, a Sukhoi, could not land on its first attempt because of a dog that had strayed onto its path.

  • Air Force, Agra Lucknow expressway, Mirage 2000, IAF
    IAF's Sukhoi planes making flyby manoeuver in the sky during the grand opening of Agra-Lucknow expressway

    The aircraft was forced to overshoot its touch-down spot. It was successful in its second attempt at the end of the show.

  • Air Force, Agra Lucknow expressway, Mirage 2000, IAF
    Mirage 2000 touches down during the grand opening of Agra-Lucknow expressway

    The 305 km expressway was completed in a record 23 months.

  • Air Force, Agra Lucknow expressway, Mirage 2000, IAF
    Mirage 2000 touches down during the opening of Agra-Lucknow expressway

    It is tipped to reduce travel time between Delhi and the Uttar Pradesh capital from nine hours to around five.

  • Air Force, Agra Lucknow expressway, Mirage 2000, IAF
    plane down during the grand opening of Agra-Lucknow expressway

    Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh election early next year, campaign music blared out of speakers and the feuding Yadav clan put up a show of unity.

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