IAF’s first female trainee fighter pilots Bhawana Kanth, Mohana Singh and Avani Chaturvedi will be soon commissioned in the force’s fighter stream and it will break another gender barrier in our country. IAF chief Marshal Arup Raha made this announcement on International Women’s Day stating IAF’s fighter stream will not be a male domain any more as these female pilots of Indian Air Force will step into the job from June 18, 2016.
These three IAF’s first female trainee fighter pilots will make a history as they will be the first Indian Women fighter pilots who are currently going through a rigorous training process.
According to Mohana Singh, one of the IAF’s first female trainee fighter pilots the time they joined IAF, this opportunity was not there but as soon as the gate opened, she did not think twice to grab the opportunity.
Another female pilots of Indian Air Force Avani Chaturvedi said that she was inspired by her instructors and is ready to accept all the challenges. She also added nothing is difficult; it only needs great focus and hard work.
Bhawana Kanth, the third trainee of the three female pilots of Indian Air Force added that it is like childhood dream coming true for her. She also included that they are going through the same training process as the male fighter pilots.
Confident Bhawana Kanth again added that the training is not gender based but it is all about individual.
According to the IAF’s first female trainee fighter pilots, they would love to take up all the challenges as the fighter pilots in Indian Air Force. Finally the trio left a message for all other women saying, dream big, set a goal, work hard and have all the will power to achieve the dream.