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When Ratan Tata piloted an F-16 Falcon combat plane valued at more over Rs 4000000000, he subsequently

<p>One of the most well-known Indian billionaires in the world is Ratan Tata. Ratan Tata is a source of inspiration for the present generation due to his extraordinary accomplishments and reputation for wisdom, commercial acumen, and charitable giving. Not many people are aware that Ratan Tata was the first Indian citizen to fly an F-16 Falcon fighter aircraft, despite the entrepreneur being well-known for his achievements in the commercial world. During an airshow in Bangalore, Ratan Tata had the opportunity to pilot an F-16 Block 50 fighter plane, which is valued at about Rs 400 crore. It’s uncommon to see an elderly businessman piloting a fighter plane, and the footage from the 2007 event continues to captivate millions of people. Paul Hattendorf commandeered an F-16 combat aircraft, in which Ratan Tata was the co-pilot. At its maximum speed, the fighter jet can go over 2000 km/h. Ratan Tata was 69 years old at the time.</p>
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<p>After around forty minutes onboard the plane, the Indian millionaires took over in midair. Ratan Tata, who was obviously exhausted after the event, commented, “It was great.”</p>
<p>A historic deal to construct the F-16 Block 70 in India was inked by Ratan Tata and Lockheed Martin almost ten years after the pilot of a Rs 4000000000 fighter plane went to the skies. India’s F-16 production puts the country at the center of the world’s largest fighter aircraft supply chain, sustains thousands of Lockheed Martin and F-16 supplier employment in the US, and generates new manufacturing jobs in the country.</p>
<p>Over 4,500 F-16s have been built, and over 3,200 of them are now in service across 26 nations, making it the most successful and combat-proven multirole fighter in history.</p>