INDIAN AIR FORCE IS BEEN CROWDED BY FEMALE PILOTS
It’s really not less than a matter of proud that, The most women pilots belongs to our country, according to research it has been concluded that as compared to all the air force of the world, Indian air force is the leading one which have the maximum number of female pilots. According to a gathering held at golden jubilee celebrations of the India Women Pilots Association, it was uttered by Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha that India is the country with the maximum number of pilots in the world, be it in Air India or Air India Force. This is a martyrdom of the contribution made by women to the aviation sector and also by the country to their careers. India now has the maximum women pilot in the Indian Air Force. The presence of women has contributed to the progress of aviation sector, the Minister observed as he lauded the women pilot in the country for their achievements during a gathering at the golden jubilee celebrations of India Women Pilots Association.
The first ever women to fly solo A Mig-21 Bison was flying officer Avanti Chaturvedi. She flew the fighter jet solo in Jamnagar. She is one of the three lady pilots in the first batch. There were other two women present with her – Bhawana Kanth & Mohana Singh. And thereafter it was in 2015 when the government decides to open fighter stream for women.
Due to operational concerns and logistical constraints, combat roles in The Army and Navy were still restricted for women or we can say limited to some extent. After graduating from the Air Force Academy, two women entered the fighter stream of Indian Air Force in the second batch, and then the armed forces started to recruit women to streams other than the Medical stream.
“As of now, according to the current status, three women are under training to join the fighter stream. They have already completed their first phase of training and are now in the second phase of their training. Once they complete their training and are at par with their male colleagues and then their passing out parade is scheduled on June 18,” Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said on International Women’s Day in March.