Indian women on Monday made major strides in military aviation in Navy and Air Force.
Soon, a woman fighter pilot will be flying Indian Air Force’s advance fighter aircraft Rafale, said sources. She will be joining Squadron No. 17 or Golden Arrows at Ambala Air Force Station. The fighter pilot, who is reported to be already flying one of Air Force jets, is going through training for Rafale aircraft. India had earlier this month inducted 5 Rafale jets into Indian Air Force. Some more Rafale jets are expected to come next month from France.
In 2016, India had signed a Rs 59,000 crore deal for 36 Rafales.
Indian Navy said on Monday that two women officers have been selected to join as “Observers” (Airborne Tacticians) in the helicopter stream. This will make them first women airborne combatants to operate from warships.
Earlier, entry of women was restricted to the…