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Bhawana Kanth is IAF's first combat-ready woman fighter pilot

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Flight Lieutenant is now the first woman to qualify for combat missions.

She completed the operational syllabus on Wednesday on Bison jet. Posted in Nal airbase on the border with Pakistan, she is now qualified for night flying operations as well.

Bhawana was one of the three women along with Mohna Singh and in 2016. Since then, IAF has inducted six women into the fighter stream.

Bison is the same fighter jet that Wing flew when he downed Air Force's durig an aerial combat on February 27.

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First Published: Wed, May 22 2019. 23:56 IST
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