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India’s first three women fighter pilots to fly MiG-21 Bison jets

India’s first three women fighter pilots are to fly the MiG-21 Bison jets — Indian Air Force’s one of the potent combat aircraft.


By   |  Updated On : October 08, 2017 03:01 PM
India’s first three women fighter pilots to fly MiG-21 Bison jets. (File Photo)

India’s first three women fighter pilots to fly MiG-21 Bison jets. (File Photo)

New Delhi :  

India’s first three women fighter pilots are to fly the MiG-21 Bison jets — Indian Air Force’s one of the potent combat aircraft.

The three pilots, Mohana Singh, Bhawna Kanth and Avani Chaturvedi will script the history next month by flying the combat aircraft.

The three are going through a strenuous three weeks training programme before taking the controls of MiG-21.

Indian Air Force Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said, “The present consideration is to put them to MiG 21 Bison squadron.”

“We firmly believe that they being put in MiG-21 Bison squadron will sharpen their skills as the aircraft  has more manual  features than any sophisticated aircrafts,” added the IAF chief marshal.

Mohana, Bhawna and Avani were commissioned as flying officers in July 2016 less.

A senior IAF officer providing training to the three IAF woman flying officers said, “The three will combat the MiG-21 Bison next month.”

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Sunday, October 08, 2017 02:55 PM


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