IAF to induct female fighter pilots: Arup Raha

arup-rahaAs the world marked International Women’s Day,Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha announced that the IAF will get its first woman fighter pilot on 18th of June this year.”As of now three women trainees have volunteered to join the fighter stream. They are under the second phase of their training. Once they complete their training and are at par with their male colleagues and the passing out parade is scheduled on June 18th,” Raha told. “I must thank the Defence Minister for having approved IAF’s proposal to induct women as fighter pilots and very soon on 18th June this year, the Indian Air Force will get its first woman fighter pilot,” Raha said at a seminar on women in uniform in the Army Medical Corps.

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