1st indigenous bio-jet fuel aircraft of IAF landed successfully in Leh

The AN-32 aircraft of Indian Air Force powered with 10% blend of bio-jet fuel took off and landed successfully in Leh airport. This is the first time, both the engines of an aircraft are powered with bio-jet fuel. The bio-jet fuel is manufactured from “Tree-Borne oils”. The raw materials for the oil are grown and procured from Chhattisgarh tribal areas. This will help in reducing India’s dependence on crude oil imports and also will assist in reducing carbon emissions.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Air Chief Marshal of India: Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.
  • The motto of the Indian Air Force: Nabha Sprsham Deeptam (The Glory that touches the sky).

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