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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

​First batch of women fighter pilots to be inducted into Indian Air Force

The first batch of women fighter pilots, comprising three cadets, will be inducted in the Indian Air Force on June 18. The three women pilots will be commissioned into the fighter stream on June 18 this year after successful completion of the initial training, official sources said. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is also expected to attend the event. Thereafter, they would undergo advanced training for one year and would
enter a fighter cockpit by June 2017. Bhawana Kanth, Mohana Singh and Avani Chaturvedi are the trainees who qualified for the fighter stream after it was thrown open to women in October 2015.

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