3 women fighter pilots to be commissioned in December

by National | 06-10-2017 | 417 views

Indian Air Force’s first three women fighter pilots are set to be commissioned by the end of this year, Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa said. The second batch of three more women pilots are now being trained, he added. Flight cadets Bhawana Kanth, Avani Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh will fly fighter jets like the Sukhoi and Tejas.

Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa today emphatically announced that his the force is ready to take on both China and Pakistan in case of a two-pronged conflict in the region Air Chief Dhanoa said the IAF has a plan B for such a scenario.

“We need 42 squadrons to carry out a full spectrum of operations in case of a two-front war. By 2032, we will meet this requirement. For now, we have a plan B, and that is to work in synergy with two sister armed forces, Air Chief Dhanoa said." The Air Chief’s statement comes a day after reports said that country’s first female combat aircraft pilots are likely to fly supersonic fighter jets after they finish their training later this month. Considering the Air Chief’s statement, the three women pilots could well be seen in action."

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