Mumbai: Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh is to become India’s first female fighter pilot to fly Rafale fighter aircraft.
Currently, Shivangi Singh, who pilots a MiG-21 Bison, is undergoing conversion training, which is required when a fighter pilot moves from one fighter to another. Until some time ago, it was allegedly served at a hunting ground in Rajasthan.
As per the news, Shivangi Singh’s family celebrated at his mansion. “It is a source of pride for us. She worked hard, we supported her. We are very happy today,” her father said.
Shivangi Singh, who hails from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, was made part of the second batch of women fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the year 2017.
Flt Lieutenant, who studied at Banaras Hindu University, will officially join the No 17 Squadron at Ambala, also known as the ‘Golden Arrow’ after completion of conversion training.
Five Rafale fighter jets were inducted into the Indian Air Force at Ambala Air Base in Haryana on 10 September.
The Rafale is a twin-jet fighter aircraft and carries Hammer missiles. It is an omnirole aircraft, meaning it can perform at least four missions at once.