Navy Gets its First Woman Pilot
- 03 Dec 2019
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Recently, Sub Lieutenant Shivangi Swaroop became the first pilot in the Indian navy after qualifying as a Dornier pilot.
- Earlier, Bhawana Kanth, Avani Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh became the first women fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force.
- It is a multi-role Short Range Maritime Reconnaissance (SRMR) aircraft, with twin-engine manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd. (HAL), Kanpur.
- The aircraft can be used for electronic warfare missions, maritime surveillance, search and rescue and to provide targeting data to weapon platform.
- It is an important contribution towards indigenous development and self-reliance through ‘Make in India’, with state-of-the-art sensors and equipment including a glass cockpit, advanced surveillance radar, optical sensors and networking features.