In a historic development that will empower women in defence services, the Ministry of Defence approved the induction of women into the Fighter/Combat Stream of the Indian Air Force on Saturday.
Flash: Ministry of Defence Approves induction of women into the Fighter (Combat) Stream of #IAF . @manoharparrikar— Sitanshu Kar (@SpokespersonMoD) October 24, 2015
The first women pilots in the Fighter stream of IAF will be selected from the current batch at AF Academy. pic.twitter.com/xqbTJgdrnu— Sitanshu Kar (@SpokespersonMoD) October 24, 2015
The current IAF batch has 1500 women on its rolls of which 94 are pilots and 14 navigators. The first set of women pilots will be selected from the current batch at the Air Force academy.
(Feature image source: PTI)
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