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Meet India's first 3 women fighter pilots

By The Rediff News Bureau
Last updated on: June 17, 2016 13:04 IST
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The Indian Air Force is set to make history on June 18 when the first three women fighter pilots will be formally commissioned into the force.

Flight Cadets Bhawana Kanth of Bihar, Avani Chaturvedi of Madhya Pradesh and Mohana Singh of Rajasthan will write their names in the IAF history when they pass out after the successfully completing training at the Combined Graduation Parade Spring Term-2016 at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal on Hyderabad's outskirts.

They will proceed to Bidar in Karnataka for their stage-III training for a year on the Hawk advanced jet trainers before they get to fly supersonic warplanes.

Here's a brief profile of the three lady officers:

To commemmorate the historic event, the IAF has shared a video that sheds light into the training programme of the cadets.

Watch it below:

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