Ladies will likely be inducted as pilots within the Military Aviation Corps from subsequent yr, Indian Military Chief Common Manoj Mukund Naravane stated on Tuesday. Until now, ladies are solely a part of floor duties within the Military Aviation Corps. Ladies pilots could be flying helicopters to ahead places and be a part of operations on the borders, the Military Chief stated, including that the proposal has been cleared.
The Indian Air Power has 10 ladies fighter pilots. Within the Indian Navy, ladies pilots are flying the Dornier plane and in addition as observers onboard helicopters and P8I surveillance plane. Apart from the 10 fighter pilots, the IAF has 111 ladies pilots who fly transport planes and choppers.
Throughout his annual press convention in New Delhi, Common Naravane stated: “Final month, I had initiated a proposal that ladies officers might be recruited to Military Aviation. The subsequent course which can start in July this yr, will induct ladies for coaching functions in flying department and after one yr they are going to be capable of take part operational duties.”
The Indian Military raised the Military Aviation Corps on November 1, 1986 and it includes helicopters that fly in battle and peace zones. The Aviation Corps is vital for the Indian Military as it’s pressed into motion for the evacuation of injured troops throughout operations or well being emergencies in excessive altitude areas.
Military Aviation Corps choppers are additionally used for reconnaissance, commentary, casualty evacuation, important load drops, and fight search and rescue.
The helicopters take part in Humanitarian Help and Catastrophe Aid (HADR) operations throughout the nation. The corps has performed an essential position prior to now in operations like Kargil however has additionally been on the forefront finishing up various duties through the ongoing India-China army standoff in Ladakh.