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Sub-lieutenant Shivangi becomes Navy’s first woman pilot

Hailing from Muzzafarpur in Bihar, Shivangi joined operational duties at Kochi naval base and will be flying the Naval Dornier surveillance aircraft.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 2, 2019 5:01:08 pm
Sub Lieutenant Shivangi, indian navy first woman pilot, indian navy first female pilot, indian navy pilot wing, Kochi naval base, indian navy news  Sub Lieutenant Shivangi joined the Indian Navy on Monday. (Source: Twitter/Prasar Bharti)

Sub Lieutenant Shivangi on Monday became the first woman pilot to join the Indian Navy on completion of operational training, PTI reported.

Hailing from Muzzafarpur in Bihar, Shivangi joined operational duties at Kochi naval base and will be flying the Naval Dornier surveillance aircraft.

After the ceremonial induction, Shivangi told Prasar Bharti, “I have been craving for this since a very long time and finally it is here, so it’s a great feeling. I am looking forward to complete my third stage of training.”

She also thanked the Navy staff and Qualified Flying Instructors (QFIs) for supporting her during her training period.

Shivangi joined the force just two days ahead of the Navy Day.

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