“Indian fighter jets to have women pilots soon”: Air Force Chief Arup Raha

Image Source: telegraph.co.uk
Image Source: telegraph.co.uk

NEW DELHI: India will soon witness the presence of women fighter pilots in the coming future. The announcement was revealed on Thursday which marks to be the 83rd anniversary when the Indian Air Force came into action. With this however, women Air Force pilots thus would be completely brought into good combat roles for the very first time.

Air Chief Marshal Raha who was elated by this news, reviewed the IAF Day parade and did fly past at the noted Hindon Air Force Station, belonging to the northeast of Delhi.  While commemorating this incident he said, “We have women pilots flying transport aircraft and helicopters.” Highlighting this day of honor, he further added,” We are now planning to induct them into the fighter stream to meet the aspirations of young women of India.”

India till now has not even allowed any women officer, who has been even serving in the given armed forces since the period of early-1990s, to remotely have any combat role. So however, they could be in a position to fly transport aircraft and also helicopters in the Air Force, women pilots should not tear into the blue skies as some fighter pilots.

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An Indian Air Force’s jaguar jet crashed near Mangan in Sikkim on Friday. The fighter plane was allegedly on a routine sortie of the border area. The cause of the crash is yet to be determined. According to eye witnesses, the pilot had ejected from the aircraft before the accident.

 

IAF’s Jaguar

 

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