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

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.

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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."
Source: 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.