IAF gets another woman fighter pilot
Sunday, December 16, 2018
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SUMAN Sharma, became the first civilian woman to fly the F-16IN Super-Viper and also became the first woman in the world to fly the high performance MiG-35 fighter jet
Hyderabad: Flying Officer Priya Sharma on Saturday Commissioned into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a fighter pilot.
Priya Sharma was among the 139 cadets who passed out from IAF Academy located at Dundigal, on the outskirts of the city.
Flying Officer Priya Sharma , who is from JhunJhunu of Pilani district in Rajasthan, will be the seventh woman fighter pilot to be inducted into the IAF.
Out of 139 trainees graduated as Flying officers, 24 women and 15 officers of Indian Navy and Coast Guard on successful completion of their flying training were from IAF academy.
From Telangana two Cadets- Ms Kirti Singh and Akash Saraswat - figure among the 139 flying officers.