Bhavna Kant ,Avani Chaturvedi,Mohana Singh ,Inducted as the first three women fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, formally commissioned flight cadets Avani Chaturvedi of Madhya Pradesh, Mohana Singh of Rajasthan and Bhawana Kanth of Bihar at a combined graduation parade at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, formally commissioned flight cadets Avani Chaturvedi of Madhya Pradesh, Mohana Singh of Rajasthan and Bhawana Kanth of Bihar at a combined graduation parade at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal.

This really is the first time women have managed to break the glass ceiling and make their presence felt in an area that was a male bastion for decades.


They are part of the first batch of trainees recruited by IAF a year ago after the authorities decided to open the fighter flow for girls on an experimental basis for five years.

First Batch Of Women Fighter Pilots

First Batch Of Women Fighter Pilots

All of them cleared the first period of training and have about 150 hours of flying. The three will start advanced training on the advanced jet trainer, once they pass out at the Joined Commencement Parade Spring Period 2016, British built Hawks at Bidar in Karnataka.

Before they really go into the cockpit of a supersonic fighter, it is going to take another 145 hours on the Hawks. Fighter pilot training occurs in three phases.

They were only for transport aircraft and choppers, and not for combat jobs despite the fact that the IAF had women aviators since 1991.

The Army and Navy have no plans as of now to induct girls into armoured corps, the infantry or artillery, nor allow them to serve on board warships although the glass ceiling in the defense forces is now slowly broken

These are the three ladies who scripted history

These are the three ladies who scripted history

Avani Chaturvedi

Avani was born in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh. She did her school from a small town named Deolond, which is located near Rewa. After completing her B Tech in Computer Science from Banasthali University, Jaipur she joined the IAF.

Her dad is an executive engineer. Her mother is a home maker. "My dream would be to become a good fighter pilot on whom seniors can always count in regards to flying for live operations. I need to fly the best fighter aircraft and learn increasingly more each day," she says.

Bhawana Kanth

Bhawana Kanth

A native of a remote hamlet in Darbhanga district, 24-year-old Bhawana Kanth has made Bihar proud by becoming among the three first women fighter stream aviators in India's history.

After finishing her secondary education from Vidya Mandir, Kota, she joined Bangalore for doing BTech in medical electronics, BMS engineering college. After B Tech, air force service commission was joined by her.

Singh is from Jhunjunu, Rajasthan. Her father is in the IAF and her mother is a teacher.Her father is of the IAF, and her mother is a teacher. She finished her education at Air Force School, New Delhi and did her BTech (Electronics & Amp Comm) from GIMET, Amritsar.

Having grandfather and her father in the defense forces, made continue the family heritage, and Singh aspires to join the ranks.