Navy gets its first Woman pilot

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   Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Shivangi of the Indian Navy became the first Naval woman pilot. She joined operational duties in the presence of top naval officials at its base in Kochi. She received her ‘qualification wings’ from the chief of Southern Naval Command Vice Admiral AK Chawla.
    A batch of three trainee officers of the 7th Dornier Conversion Course (DOC) qualified as Dornier pilots and were awarded the coveted golden “Wings” at a ceremony recently held at INS Garuda.
   The FOC-in-C South awarded the Rolling Trophy to Lieutenant Shivam Pandey for standing first in overall order of merit.   The award of the ‘Wings’ marks the culmination of one year of flying training at the Air Force Academy (AFA), Dundigal and Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 550, INS Garuda in Kochi.

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