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Woman fighter pilot to soon join IAF's newly-inducted Rafale fleet

The woman pilot has been flying MiG-21 fighters and was selected to join the Ambala-based Golden Arrows squadron operating the Rafale jets, they said

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Rafale aircraft being presented a water cannon salute to mark its induction in Indian Air Force, at Air Force Station in Ambala.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
A woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force will soon join the newly-inducted Rafale fighter fleet as one of its crew flying the multi-role aircraft, official sources said on Monday.
The woman pilot has been flying MiG-21 fighters and was selected to join the Ambala-based Golden Arrows squadron operating the Rafale jets, they said.
"She was chosen to fly Rafale jets following a stringent selection process. She is undergoing training now," said a source.
In 2018, flying officer Avani Chaturvedi scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo. She flew a MiG-21 bison in her first

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First Published: Sep 21 2020 | 10:37 PM IST

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