Avani Chaturvedi Becomes the First Indian Woman to Fly Fighter Jet Plane

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Indian Air Force flying officer Avani Chaturvedi made a proud moment for India by becoming the first Indian woman to fly a fighter jet plane.

Avani flew a jet plane MiG-21 Bison solo in her first training in IAF Jamnagar, Gujarat on Monday.

Avani belongs to the Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh and is one of three selected candidates for the flying officer position in the fighter stream after the basic training which was held in June 2016.

She did her schooling from Deoland town in Madhya Pradesh and completed his B. Tech from Banasthali University, Rajasthan in 2014 after which she decided to go for IAF exam and she passed it. Her Father works in a Water Resource Department as an executive engineer in Madhya Pradesh while her mother is a housewife.

Previous 2015, the IAF was never open to select the female candidates for the fighter stream, but later in October 2015, the government decided to open the fighter stream for the female category as well. However, still, there are many positions in the Navy and Army, which is not open for the female category due to the high-risk factor.

The recruitment of females in the armed forces was started in 1992.

The IAF had already recruited three women for the next batch for the fighter stream.

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