In a first for women in India, flight Lt Bhawana Kanth has become the 1st woman fighter pilot to be qualified to undertake missions by day on an Indian Air Force fighter aircraft. She has completed Day operational syllabus on MiG-21 Bison aircraft today. She had joined fighter squadron in November 2017 and flew the first solo on MiG-21 Bison in Mar 2018.
“With her dedication, hard work & perseverance she has become the 1st women Officer to achieve this feat. She is from the first batch of women fighter pilots of the IAF.” Indian Air Force Posted on its Facebook page.
Flight Lt Bhawana Kanth becomes the 1st woman fighter pilot to be qualified to undertake missions by day on a fighter aircraft. She completed Day operational syllabus on MiG-21 Bison aircraft today. She had joined fighter squadron in '17&flew first solo on MiG-21 Bison in Mar '18 pic.twitter.com/TLcp5cz5bz
— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2019
Bhawana Kanth is one of the first female pilots of India. IAF declared her the first combat pilot along with her two cohorts Mohana Singh, and Avani Chaturvedi. She was formally commissioned by the defense minister Manohar Parrikar. Kanth belongs from Barauni, Bihar and her father and has completed her schooling from DAV Public School, Barauni.
Kanth is an engineering graduate and joined defense services after clearing the UPSC Combined Defence Services exam.