India’s women fighter pilots, Jhansi ki Rani Laxmibai, Flying cadets Bhawana, Kath, Pilot Avani Chatuvedi, Pilot Mohana Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Air Force Academy in Hyderabad
India’s first three women fighter pilots to salute “Khub ladi mardani vah toa ….”
Flying cadets Bhawana Kath, Avani Chatuvedi and Mohana Singh were commissioned as the first women fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force today June 18, 2016.
Today June 18 is also the death anniversary of the Jhansi ki Rani Laxmibai “Khub ladi mardani vah toa Jhansi wali …चमक उठी सन सत्तावन में, वह तलवार पुरानी थी, बुंदेले हरबोलों के मुँह हमने सुनी कहानी थी, खूब लड़ी मर्दानी वह तोझाँसी …
These three women fighter pilot were formally commissioned into Indian Air Force by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. The three women are the first batch of female pilots inducted in an IAF fighter squadron.
The event was reviewed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at the Air Force Academy in Hyderabad.
KNOW THE WOMEN FIGHTER PILOTS
Avani Chaturvedi, hailing from Satna, Madhya Pradesh, comes from a family of army officers. She was inspired by her brother who is also in the army.She always wanted to fly and joined the flying club of her college.
Bhawana Kanth hails from Darbhanga in Bihar. As a child, she always dreamt of flying planes. She opted for fighter stream after successfully completing her stage I training. Daughter of an officer in the Indian Oil Corporation, she set the goal of becoming a fighter pilot and serve the nation.
Mohana Singh comes from Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. Her grandfather was a flight gunner in Aviation Research Centre and father is a warrant officer in the IAF. Mohana is excited to continue the family legacy of serving the nation
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