For the primary time, two girls Military officers have been chosen to coach as helicopter pilots at Fight Military Aviation Coaching Faculty at Nashik in Maharashtra.
This growth comes months after military chief Normal Manoj Mukund Naravane cleared a proposal for permitting girls officers to go for the military’s aviation wing. Until now, girls officers have been assigned solely floor duties within the Military Aviation Corps.
Ladies officers within the Indian Air Drive and the Indian Navy fly helicopters whereas the Military Aviation Corps solely inducted male officers till now. Pilots need to undergo a stringent choice course of.
Fifteen girls officers volunteered to affix military aviation, nonetheless, solely two officers have certified by the stringent choice course of to incorporate the Pilot Aptitude Battery Take a look at (PABT) and medicals.
The 2 girls are among the many 47 military officers who started their coaching on the Nashik coaching college on Monday, mentioned a second officer. On profitable completion of coaching at Nashik, they may be a part of front-line flying duties on completion of their coaching in July 2022.