Mirage-2000 : A single seater air defence and multi-role fighter of French origin powered by a single engine can attain max speed of 2495 km/hr(Mach 2.3%29. It carries two 30 mm integral cannons and two matra super 530D medium-range and two R-550 magic II close combat missiles on external stations.
IAF had undertaken the successful climbing of Mt. Everest on 21 May 2011 by Flt Lt Nivedita, Sgt Raju Sindhu and on 25 May 11 by Sqn Ldr D Panda, Flt Lt Rajika Sharma, Jwo J Singh and Sgt Ganesh Singh Pokhariya. The successful ascent of Mt. Everest brings laurels to the country as well as the IAF.