Indian Navy's First Woman Pilot

December 16, 2019

December 16, 2019: Indian Navy's first woman pilot Sub Lieutenant Shivangi said, "My father is a teacher. My grandfather was a farmer. No one in my family has ever joined the defence forces. My parents have always supported me in whatever I wanted to do."

Sub Lieutenant Shivangi takes a walk about a white Dornier 228 twin-turboprop aircraft of the India Navy during a mandatory pre-flight check. 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.

Sub Lt Shivangi, 24, has made history - she is the first woman pilot of the Indian Navy.

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