Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday ‘successfully completed’ a sortie on the Tejas aircraft in Bengaluru. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Calling his experience ‘incredibly enriching’, PM Modi said that it significantly bolstered his confidence in India’s indigenous capabilities. (Image: Special Arrangement)

During the sortie, he can be seen keenly observing the surroundings and waving at another fighter aircraft, flying at a visible distance. (Image: X/ Narendra Modi)

“It left me with a renewed sense of pride and optimism about our national potential,” the prime minister added while sharing his experience. (Image: X/ Narendra Modi)

Clad in the uniform of an Air Force pilot, a delightful Modi seemed to enjoy the moments as he waved multiple times. (Image: X/ Narendra Modi)

The prime minister can be seen flashing thumbs-up gestures with a broad smile, after boarding the aircraft and on landing. (Image: X/ Narendra Modi)

Modi arrived in the city earlier today and visited Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to review the ongoing work at its manufacturing facilities. (Image: Special Arrangements)

Modi walked towards the waiting pilot and had a short chat with him, before boarding the twin-seater aircraft and positioning himself properly with the help of Air Force staff. (Image: Special Arrangements)