Women in India are breaking new barriers everyday. In yet another milestone reached, Lieutenant Shivangi becomes the first woman pilot of the Indian Navy. She is set to enter naval operations at Kochi on December 2. She will enter Naval services, two days before Navy Day on December 4.

“Shivangi will certify to become the First female Pilot of Indian Navy. She hails from Muzzafarpur, Bihar and finished her schooling from DAV Public School, Muzzafarpur,” sources told PTI. She was initiated into Indian Navy as SSC (Pilot) as a member of 27 NOC course in the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala. She was formally appointed by Vice Admiral AK Chawla, in June last year.

The Navy’s Aviation division has had women officers serving as air traffic control officers and as ‘observers’ in the aircraft who are qualified for information and weapons, the source stated.

Shivangi, who had been undergoing training at the Southern Naval Command, will get sanction on December 2nd to operate the Dornier aircraft. The multi-role Dornier 228 is manufactured indigenously by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

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Shivangi, who had been undergoing training at the Southern Naval Command, will get sanction on December 2nd to operate the Dornier aircraft. The multi-role Dornier 228 is manufactured indigenously by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). It is stationed for carrying out a short-range maritime surveillance mission. Furnished with state-of-the-art sensors and devices, Dornier 228 also incorporates a superior surveillance detector, electronic sensors and networking characteristics. This gives it an advantage over managing nautical dominance in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

The Navy’s first woman pilot guided by the Navy will make her first cockpit entry, the source further added. This is a proud moment for India. Until now, the Navy’s aviation department had women officers only working in secondary roles.

She was initiated into Indian Navy as SSC (Pilot) as a member of 27 NOC course in the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala. She was formally appointed by Vice Admiral AK Chawla, in June last year.

 Achievements by women in the forces

Earlier in May, Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth became the first woman pilot of the Indian Air Force to pass. She began combat missions on a fighter jet after finishing operational program of Mig-21 Bison aircraft during day time. On this breakthrough, the Indian Air Force’s official handle tweeted, #WomenPower: “Flt Lt Bhawana Kanth adds another feather to her cap by completing day Operational syllabus on MiG-21 Bison aircraft. She is the first woman fighter pilot to be qualified to undertake missions by day on a fighter aircraft.”

In yet another notable step, the first group of 100 women soldiers in the Indian Army are anticipated to be appointed by March 2021. They will be selected into the Corps of Military Police of the Indian Army.

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Saumya Rastogi is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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