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First 3 lady officers to fly fighter aircraft in IAF to learn combat tricks

New Delhi, April 11, 2017: The first three lady officers commissioned to fly fighter aircraft in the Indian Air Force have now entered their second phase of training where they are learning the tricks of aerial combat at the Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal.

Updated:Monday, April 10, 2017, 22:16

First 3 lady officers to fly fighter aircraft in IAF to learn combat tricksNew Delhi, April 11, 2017: The first three lady officers commissioned to fly fighter aircraft in the Indian Air Force have now entered their second phase of training where they are learning the tricks of aerial combat at the Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal.

The trio of flying officers Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh was commissioned into the air force last year after they had successfully completed their initial basic training at the air force academy in Telangana.

IAF officials said the lady officers will be trained to fire armament from their planes during the third stage of training which will again be held on the Hawk trainer aircraft.

The three lady officers are part of an experiment to include women officers as fighter pilots by the government and the future of women as combatants would depend on the success of these ladies in the coming times.

The decision was taken by the Defence Ministry to allow women in the air force as a five year experiment in October 2015.

The Navy and the Army are yet to allow women in combat as they are dealing with a lot of operational, social and logistics issues in opening avenues in war fighting for them.

Source: India Today

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