Sub Lieutenant Shivangi First Women Pilot of Indian Navy
Sub Lieutenant Shivangi became the first women pilot of the Indian Navy on 2nd December 2019. A native of Muzaffarpur, Bihar, SLt Shivangi was awarded the coveted golden ‘Wings” after being qualified as a Dornier pilot under the 7th Dornier Conversion Course (DOCC).
The ‘Wings” award marks the beginning of one year of flying training at the Dundigal Air Force Academy (AFA), Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 550, and at the INS Garuda in Kochi.
SLt Shivangi was inducted into the Indian Navy under the SSC pilot entry scheme- Short Service Commission pilot entry scheme and was a part of the 27th NOC-Naval Orientation Course. She completed her basic training in 2018 at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and was commissioned into the Indian Navy in June 2018.
Untill 1992, women were only permitted to serve under medical services in the Indian Navy.