IAF to soon induct women pilots into fighter stream, says Air Chief Marshal

Hindon (Ghaziabad): Indian Air Force (IAF) will soon be inducting women pilots in fighter stream, says Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha.

Speaking at the 83rd anniversary celebrations of IAF here at the Hindon Air Force Station, Arup Raha said that the Indian Air Force at present has women pilots flying transport aircraft and helicopter.

“We are now planning to induct them into the fighter stream to meet the aspiration of young women of India.”

Earlier today, former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who was present at the occasion, became the first sportsperson to be made an honourary Group Captain in the Indian Air Force.

An air display by various aircraft is going be the hallmark of the Parade cum Investiture Ceremony here in Ghaziabad.

The air display commenced with flag bearing sky divers of famous AKASH GANGA Team dropping out AN-32 aircraft in their colourful canopies. (ANI)