First Indian woman fighter pilot Avani Chaturvedi goes solo
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First Indian woman fighter pilot Avani Chaturvedi goes solo

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Avani Chaturvedi is from the first batch of three women officers commissioned as fighter pilots in the IAF in 2016. (Source: IAF)

Flying officer Avani Chaturvedi created history on Monday when she became the first Indian woman pilot of the Indian Air Force to complete a solo flight in a MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft. She completed the half-an-hour long solo flight in the Russian-origin jet in the skies over Jamnagar Air Base. “This is a major milestone in training of a fighter pilot and first time an Indian woman has flown a fighter aircraft solo.

It demonstrates IAF’s enduring commitment to ‘Nari Shakti’,” IAF spokesperson Wing Commander Anupam Banerjee said.

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