According to a report by NDTV, Flight Lieutenant Parul Bhardwaj (Captain), Flying Officer Aman Nidhi (co-pilot) and Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal (Flight Engineer) flew the chopper as a part of the Battle Inoculation Training mission.

India’s first all-women crew created history by flying a medium lift helicopter, Mi-17 V5 on Monday, 27th May 2019.


A defence release said:

“The all women crew flew a Mi-17 V5 helicopter for a Battle Inoculation Training mission taking off and landing from restricted areas at a forward air base in South Western air command.”
Indian Air Force

Earlier in February 2019, Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal also became the first female flight engineer of the Indian Air Force.

This is a welcome step considering the new heights Indian women are scaling in the defence forces.