Shivangi Singh to be first Rafale woman fighter pilot
NEW DELHI: From the country’s oldest fighter jets to the newest, Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh is getting set to graduate to flying the omni-role Rafale after becoming fully-operational on the ageing MiG-21 ‘Bison’.
Flt Lt Singh, who hails from Varanasi, will formally join the 17 ‘Golden Arrows’ Squadron of the 4.5-generation Rafales at the Ambala airbase after she finishes her “conversion training”, which is required when a combat pilot switches from one fighter to another.
But it should be a breeze for Flt Lt Singh after flying the highly-demanding and ageing MiG-21s, which have virtually the highest landing and take-off speed in the world at 340 kmph.
Flt Lt Singh, who studied at the Banaras Hindu University, was among the second batch of women fighter pilots who were commissioned in 2017. IAF currently has 10 women fighter pilots, who have undergone the arduous training to fly supersonic jets. It takes around Rs 15 crore to train a single fighter pilot.
Flt Lt Singh was previously deployed at a forward fighter base in Rajasthan, where she has flown along with Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was taken captive for a few days last year after his MiG-21 was shot down during an aerial skirmish with Pakistani fighters after the Balakot air strikes.
Flt Lts Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh were the first women to be commissioned as flying officers into the IAF fighter stream after basic training in June 2016. They broke the glass ceiling of the long-standing combat-exclusion policy for women in the Indian armed forces.
2016年6月，空军上尉Avani Chaturvedi、Bhawana Kanth和Mohana Singh经过基本训练后，成为印度空军首批女飞行军官。她们打破了印度军队长期排斥女性参战的政策。
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/p/50893.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Congratulation to Flt Lt.Shivangi Singh for flying Rafale confidently. Indian women are second to none.After all Indian women are always sincere and honest whether they are serving family or Nation.
Gimmickry to get caste based votes in Bihar.
Why the photo of a Navy officer?
Shivangi the whole Country is proud of you . A million prayers and tonnes of best wishes and blessings to You .
when we say no gender bias then why this becomes a news at all. be it men or women all same right ?
Ajhay U Waghmare
she's a fighter pilot like her other colleagues
why does her gender matter?
its an asexual job that doesn't require gender specific traits
Congratulations. What we couldn't do you have done it.
More power to women, congrats!!
End of entropy
Congratulations! Proud moment for India!
Krishan Kumar Totlani
Proud moment for "The Golden Girl the Rafale squadron’s 1st woman pilot Flt Lt Shivangi Singh from Varanasi .God bless this young lady, who has commendable work. JaiHind
Salute to the brave woman
Congratulations to Shivangi Singh.
Better follow her on twitter than Movie and tv junk
Salute to braveharts
this is cheap inn Dian minset! why disclose who is Behind the machine. now she will come under surveillance!
John K V
We are proud of you. all the best
Aren't we not supposed to disclose the pilots of fighter jets? stupid media stupid journos.
CONGRATS TO fFLT.LT. SINGH YOU WIOO BE SUCCESSFUO IN YOUR EFFORTS TO ELIMINATE OUR ENEMIES. WE PATRIOTIC INIANS WISH YOU ALL SUCCESS.
It is good for the country. I want to see a lady as chief of army soon
Proud to you sister
Please don't crash it.