Kochi: First woman pilot of Indian Navy, Sub-lieutenant Shivangi, joined Naval operations in Kochi today after completion of operational training.
Slt Shivangi makes history as she earns her golden wings from CinC #SNC Vice Adm AK Chawla to become the first naval pilot as part of the graduating class of 7th Dornier conversion course today..02 Dec 19. @indiannavy @SpokespersonMoD @PIBTvpm @airnewsalerts @DefenceMinIndia pic.twitter.com/FbCoNzfF3S
— PRO Defence Kochi (@DefencePROkochi) December 2, 2019
She was Commissioned into the Indian Navy last year after her initial training. She said ” 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”.
Filled with pride at the NEWS of Sub Lt Shivangi becoming the first woman pilot of the #IndianNavy. She has blazed a trail which should illuminate the path for generations of our daughters. My best wishes are always with her.#Shivangi @indiannavy pic.twitter.com/jHjxFHob6r
— Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) December 2, 2019
Shivangi will be tasked with flying Dornier aircraft, which are used by the Navy for transport and Maritime reconnaissance, taking off and landing on the Shore.
Shivangi who Grew up in Muzaffarpur in India’s Eastern Bihar state, she wanted to become a pilot since she was a young girl.S
-Shivani Reddy, Rachana journalism college, Hyderabad.