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President Ram Nath Kovind presents ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’

On the occasion of International Women’s day, President Ram Nath Kovind recently presented the ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ to IAF’s first women fighter pilots, Mohana Jitarwal, Avani Chaturvedi and Bhawana Kanth, among the 15 total wardees. After the Government of India decided to open fighter stream in the Air force for women on an experimental basis, ..

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Mohana Singh becomes first woman fighter pilot to fly Hawk jet

Flight Lieutenant Mohana Singh has become the first woman fighter pilot to fly by day a Hawk advanced jet aircraft. She achieved the feat at the Kalaikunda Air Force Station in West Bengal. Lt Mohana’s training involved flying both air-to-air combat and air-to-ground missions. She has undertaken many practice missions which involved firing of rockets, ..

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Bhawana Kanth: 1st Woman IAF Pilot to qualify for Combat Missions

Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth scripted history by becoming first woman pilot of Indian Air Force (IAF) to qualify to undertake combat missions on a fighter jet. About Bhawana Kanth She is from the first batch of women fighter pilots of the IAF and joined the fighter squadron in November 2017. For the first time she ..

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Meghana Shanbough becomes first woman Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter pilot from South India

Flying Officer Meghana Shanbough MR, an engineering graduate, has become the sixth female fighter pilot to join the ranks of Indian Air Force (IAF). She is the first from Karnataka and South India. She graduates from the Air Force Academy (AFA) in Dundigal. The other fighter pilots: Avani Chaturvedi from Madhya Pradesh, Bhawana Kanth from ..

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Avani Chaturvedi becomes first Indian woman to fly fighter aircraft solo

Flying officer Avani Chaturvedi from Madhya Pradesh has scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo. She flew a MiG-21 bison in her first solo sortie from IAF’s Jamnagar base in Gujarat on February 19. She is one of the three in the first batch of female pilots, besides ..

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