India gets First Women Fighter Pilot

Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth has become the first woman pilot of the Indian Air Force to qualify to undertake combat missions on a fighter jet.

Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth is now qualified to undertake missions by day on a fighter aircraft after she completed her day operational syllabus as a fighter pilot on the MiG-21 Bison aircraft. Although she can fly the fighter during the night as well, she is still required to complete her next stages in her syllabus is to become ‘operational in the moon phase’ and then the ‘dark phase’. Once completed, she will become fully operationally, meaning her operational syllabus is complete.


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