Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh Becomes First Women Pilot To Become A Part Of Rafale Squadron

Shivangi Singh is currently undergoing conversion training and will shortly become a formal part of the 17 Squadron named Golden Arrows.

Neel Raju Nalawade

September 25, 2020

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IAF (Indian Air Force) Rafale Squadron is all set to get its first woman fighter pilot. Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh was commissioned into the IAF in 2017 as part of the second batch of women fighter pilots. Shivangi Singh is a native of Varanasi and is currently undergoing conversion training. Reports state that after completion of training she will shortly become a formal part of the 17 Squadron; Golden Arrows in Ambala. According to the news reports, Shivangi Singh was handpicked based on a competitive process where she competed with male pilots. She is currently among the only 10 women fighter pilots in IAF.

Since her commissioning in IAF in 2017, Shivangi Singh has been flying MiG-21 Bisons. Officials of IAF also confirmed that in coming days the number of female pilots will increase substantially and more women will be encouraged to fly the highly advanced fighter jets.

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