Meet Sub- Lieutenant Shivangi, the first woman pilot for the Indian Navy
1st woman pilot for the Indian Navy
Born in the city of Muzaffarpur in Bihar, Sub-lieutenant Shivangi became the first woman pilot for the Indian Navy on Monday.
Lieutenant Shivangi joins naval operations
The first woman pilot, Sub-Lieutenant Shivangi, joins naval operations on completion of operational training in Kochi on 2 December. The Navy will have its first woman pilot trained by Navy to make first cockpit entry today, the source said without elaborating.
Got selected in Navy through SSC
She was inducted into the Indian Navy as SSC (Pilot) as part of 27 NOC course in Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and got formally commissioned by Vice Admiral AK Chawla, in June last year.
About women officers in Indian Navy
The Navy's Aviation branch has had women officers operating as air traffic control officers and as 'observers' in the aircraft who are responsible for communication and weapons, the source said.
Set to fly Dornier aircraft
Shivangi, who had been undergoing training at the Southern Naval Command in Kochi and gets authorization to fly Dornier aircraft.