The total strength of women officers serving the IAF is 1,875, of which only ten women officers are fighter pilots.
Women fighter pilots are inducted and deployed in IAF as per strategic needs and operational requirements said India’s defence minister
Flt Lt Mohana Singh became the first woman fighter pilot to qualify for undertaking missions by Hawk advanced Jet Aircraft during the daytime.
Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth became the first woman fighter pilot who is capable of undertaking any mission during daytime. She completed her training which includes operational syllabus for carrying out combat missions on MiG-21 Bison aircraft.
Flying officer Bhawana Kanth recently became the second woman pilot to fly a fighter aircraft solo, reported ANI. The first woman to achieve…