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Saturday, 18 June 2016 - 8:55
Indian Air Force To Get First Women Fighter Pilots Today
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Three flying cadets will be commissioned today as the first women fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force.

The three women who make history are Bhawana Kath, Avani Chatuvedi and Mohana Singh.

With their first stage of training cleared and about 150 hours each of flying experience, they will receive their wings today as flying officers. They will then train for six months on the Advanced Jet Fighter, after which they will be assigned fighters and their squadrons.

Air Chief Arup Raha said earlier that the three women will be assigned according to the needs of the force.

However, the women fighter pilots shall be aged 20 to 30 and are prohibited of being pregnant for a period of four years.

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