India’s first woman pilot joins naval operations
- December 2, 2019
Indian Navy’s first woman pilot has joined Naval operations on December 2.
Sub Lieutenant Shivangi will be tasked with flying the navy’s Dornier aircraft.
“I have been craving for this for a very long time and finally the day is here. It’s a great feeling. I am looking forward to completing my 3rd stage of training,” she said.
Next-generation Dornier aircraft built by Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL). The aircraft can be used for varied missions such as electronic warfare, maritime surveillance, SAR, and will provide targeting data to weapon platforms.
Shivangi completed her basic training in 2018 at the Indian Naval Academy and was brought to Kochi, in southwest India’s Kerala state, to train with the Indian naval air squadron, the INAS 550.