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Shivangi Singh marks history by emerging as Rafale Squadron’s first woman fighter pilot

The evolution over time, gradually we are witnessing women leaders across the world making out better in the battle against COVID-19, the fragmenting walls on the home front may signal hope and aspiration for the future.

As India had recently got 36 Rafale jets from France in a deal worth Rs 59,000 crore in September 2016. The air force formally inducted the planes at the Ambala airbase on September 10. To take this mission ahead and set a mark, Kashi girl Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh becomes one of IAF’s 10 women fighter pilots to join the air force in 2017, records States that she has graduated from Banaras Hindu University, where she was a part of the 7 UP Air Squadron in the National Cadet Corps (NCC), along with this she was authorized into the IAF in 2017 as part of the second batch of women fighter pilots.

She has been flying the MiG-21 Bison aircraft and recently serving at a fighter base in Rajasthan. She is the Rafale squadron’s first woman fighter pilot is set to make history by flying the multi-role air dominance aircraft amid escalating border tensions with China.

Earlier says she has served at a border base in Rajasthan where she has flown with one of the country’s well-known pilots – Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who is very well known for shooting aerial dogfight in the 2019 India–Pakistan fight, also he was captivated in Pakistan

currently undergoing conversion training, course pilots take to switch from flying one aircraft to the other. Further according to reports, soon she will be inducted into the Ambala-based 17 Squadron ‘Golden Arrows’. She will transition from flying the highly demanding MiG-21 Bison to the new-age multirole Rafale.

French Defense Minister in Ambala quoted that she is going to make a ‘New Chapter in India-France Defense Ties.

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Written by Ayushi Kedia

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