Flight Lieutenant Bhawna Kanth, India’s first woman to qualify for a fighter mission in a fighter jet, became the first woman fighter pilot to participate in the Republic Day fly-past today.
Bhavna Kanth joined the Indian Air Force fighter squadron in 2017 and made her first solo flight on the MiG-21 Bison in March 2018. He is currently stationed at a combat base in the western region.
Flight Left Kanth, along with Mohana Singh and Avni Chaturvedi, was the first woman selected for the Indian Air Force fighter aircraft in 2016.
Flight Lieutenant Tanik Sharma led a contingent of the Indian Air Force, comprising 96 airmen and four officers. The air warriors were seen by 12 in 8 formation.
Showcases of Light Combat Aircraft, Light Combat Helicopter, Su-30 MK-I Aircraft and Rohini Radar have been showcased with the Air Force Tableau “Indian Air Force: Touch the Sky with Glory”.
Warrant Officer Ashok Kumar led the Air Force Band, which played the tune of ‘Sound Barrier Quick March’. The band consists of three drum majors and 72 musicians.
(With inputs from ANI)