Shivangi Singh, hailing from Varanasi, has scripted history by becoming the first girl in her city to be inducted in the Air Force as a female fighter pilot.

Event

She, along with another flight cadet Pratibha from Rajasthan received wings from Chief of Naval Staff Admiral, Sunil Lanba during the Combined Graduation Parade of Pilots and Ground Duty Officers held at the Air Force Academy (AFA), Dundigal near Hyderabad on Saturday.

Her proud family had flown to Hyderabad to attend the event and be with their daughter.

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Family background

A resident of Phulwaria area of Varanasi, Shivangi belongs to a humble family. Shivangi’s father runs a family business of tour and travels. Her mother, Seema Singh, is a teacher and brother, Mayank Singh, studies in Class IX. The fact that she will be flying a Sukhoi and MIG has exhilarated the family members.

“My daughter has a fighting spirit and she wants to fight for the country.”, the father told TOI.

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Education

She completed her schooling and graduation from Varanasi. In a bid to realise the dream she had been nurturing since childhood, she joined the 7 UP Air Squadron NCC at Banaras Hindu University. After she got selected for the Common Aptitude Test, she went to the Air Force Academy in July 2016 for her training.

The girl’s passion for her dream along with hard work and determination helped the girl reach dizzying heights. She is definitely an inspiration for thousands of girls aspiring to become a fighter pilot.

More power to her!

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