Three make the cut, India set to get its first women fighter pilots
NEW DELHI: Three women training at the Air Force Academy near Hyderabad have been found suitable to fly warplanes, bringing them a step closer to becoming India’s first female fighter pilots, a top officer told HT.
None of them would have dreamed of flying combat planes when they joined the academy in January as doors to the fighter stream were thrown open to women only two months ago.
A high-powered board of officers carried out detailed assessment of the flying capabilities of the 125 cadets training at the Dundigal-based premier academy and selected 45 of them for the fighter stream, including the three women.
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