Sub Lieutenant Shivangi becomes first woman pilot of Indian Navy

Clay Curtis
December 4, 2019

Soon after the development, Sub Lieutenant Shivangi spoke to Republic TV and expressed her joy.

Sub-lieutenant Shivangi has broken the glass ceiling, becoming the first woman pilot in the Indian Navy.

"It's a proud feeling for me, my parents and it's a different feeling".

By December-end, two more women pilots of the Navy, Sub Lt. Shubhangi and Sub Lt. Divya will also get their wings at Yelahanka where they trained with the Air Force.

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Fulfilling her long-cherished dream, she received her "qualification wings" from the chief of Southern Naval Command Vice Admiral AK Chawla. I was commissioned in the Indian Navy as a pilot one year back.

A native of Muzaffarpur, Bihar, Shivangi was inducted into the Indian Navy under the Short Service Commission Pilot entry scheme. Satisfied with her observation, she climbs into the cockpit of the aircraft used by the Navy for general utility and surveillance operations before she fires up the instrument.

She would continue her training at INAS 550, the Dornier squadron at INS Garuda, to become a fully operational pilot on Maritime Reconnaissance (MR) aircraft. They will will join the "Dornier Operational Flying Training" course at INAS 550 from mid-January 2020, prior to joining an operational Maritime Reconnaissance squadron.

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