The officer has been trained on the MiG-21 fighters and is currently undergoing conversion training to fly the Rafale.
A woman fighter pilot is expected to soon join the No. 17 Golden Arrows squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF) flying the recently inducted Rafale fighter jets, a defence source said on Monday.
The officer has been trained on the MiG-21 fighters and is currently undergoing conversion training to fly the Rafale, it has been learnt. Last week, the government informed the Parliament that there were 10 women officer fighter pilots in the IAF since the stream was opened up for women in 2016.
Early this month, the IAF formally inducted five Rafale fighter jets into service at Ambala. A second batch of four Rafales are likely to arrive in India in October.
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