Indian Air Force’s first female combat fighter pilots will likely be flying Sukhoi Su-30MKI aircraft by year end, an air official told Deccan Herald.
“Their training is now complete. They are likely to be commissioned by December 31, 2017. Most likely they will fly the Su-30 MKI,” said a source. Bhawna, Avani and Mohana were commissioned in June 2016.
According to the report, the air force will soon induct three more women pilots in fighter stream. Rashi Raina, Shivangi Singh and Pratibha are at present undergoing the second phase of their training at an IAF flying establishment at Hakimpet near Hyderabad.
They would be commissioned on completion of training, a source told DH. Post-commissioning, the last phase of their flight training would begin in Bidar. They joined the service in June 2017 after two previous rounds of searches by the IAF in 2016.
The final part of the training would take place with Hawk advanced jet trainer early next year.
The India Air Force formally commissioned its first three women fighter pilots at the Air Force Academy at Dundigal on the outskirts of Hyderabad on June 18. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was chief guest at the combined graduation ceremony at Air Force Academy, Dundigal on the city outskirts, termed the event as a “milestone” wherein for the first time three women pilots are commissioned in combat role
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