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India’s First female Rafale pilot, Shivangi Singh part of exercise in France

India’s First female Rafale pilot, Shivangi Singh

Shivangi Singh being the first woman pilot to fly the Rafale fighter aircraft, is a trailblazer in the Indian Air Force. Her achievements do not end there, as she is also part of the IAF team set to participate in the multinational Exercise Orion in France. This is an opportunity for Shivangi to further cement her place in history by demonstrating her skills in flying the multi-role air dominance aircraft.

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India’s First female Rafale pilot, Shivangi Singh: Key Points

  • Shivangi Singh joined the IAF in 2017, and her exceptional skillset and talent earned her a commission in the IAF’s second batch of women fighter pilots.
  • Her experience thus far included flying the MiG-21 Bison aircraft before she transitioned to flying the Rafale.
  • Coming from the city of Varanasi, Shivangi is currently undergoing conversion training and is expected to join the IAF’s Golden Arrows squadron in Ambala, Haryana in the near future.
  • This latest development marked another significant milestone in Shivangi’s career as the Rafale squadron’s first woman fighter pilot.

The selection process for a Rafale pilot is rigorous and demanding, but Shivangi rose to the challenge and became the first woman fighter pilot to fly a Rafale. Her achievement is inspiring for young girls and women in India who aspire to have a career in the IAF. Shivangi Singh and the rest of the IAF team’s participation in Exercise Orion is a reflection of India’s commitment to building strong partnerships with other countries in promoting regional security and stability.

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