Indian Navy has operationalized the first batch of three Women Pilots on Dornier Aircraft by the Southern Naval Command (SNC) at Kochi.
Country’s first batch of women pilots are ready to soar high on Dornier Aircraft. The three women pilots were part of the six pilots of the 27th Dornier Operational Flying Training Course DOFT. They graduated as Fully operational Maritime Reconnaissance MR Pilots at a passing out ceremony held at INS Garuda in Kochi on Thursday.
Rear Admiral Antony George, Chief Staff Officer of Southern Naval Command presented awards to the pilots who are now fully qualified on Dornier aircraft for all operational missions. The three women pilots of the first batch are Lieutenant Divya Sharma, Lieutenant Shubhangi Swaroop, and Lieutenant Shivangi. These officers had initially undergone basic flying training partly with Indian Air Force and partly with the Navy prior to the DOFT course.