On the occasion of Women’s Day, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha declared that the nation will see its first batch of female fighter pilots on June 18th this year.
He said three women trainee officers have volunteered to be inducted in the combat role.They are under the second phase of their training. After completion of their training, the passing out parade is scheduled on June 18th,” Raha said at a seminar on women in uniform in the Army Medical Corps.
“I must thank the Defence Minister for having approved IAF’s proposal to induct women as fighter pilots and very soon on 18th June this year, Indian Air Force will get its first woman fighter pilot,” Raha added.
He was speaking at the seminar on ‘Women in Armed Medical Corps’ organised to mark International Women’s Day.
In 1991, women were first inducted in helicopters and transport planes. The final proposal was approved by Defence Minister Manohar Parikar
This was the most awaited news for women who are willing to join Indian Air Force as a fighter pilot
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