Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh is set to become first woman pilot in Indian Air Force (IAF) to fly Rafale fighter jets, as reported by India Today.
Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh is currently undergoing conversion training and will shortly become a formal part of the 17 Squadron, ‘Golden Arrows’ in Ambala.
She was commissioned in IAF in 2017 and since then flying vintage MiG-21 Bisons for IAF.
She arrives in Ambala from a border base in Rajasthan where she has flown alongside with the famous fighter pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.
Flt Lt Shivangi Singh has done its schooling from her native city Varanasi and she’s completed her hingher studies from BHU (Banaras Hindu University).
During her graduation in BHU, she joined the 7 UP Air Squadron NCC. After that she got selected for the Common Aptitude Test, she went to the Air Force Academy in July 2016 for her training.
Rafales had formally inducted into the service of IAF on 10 September in the presence of French Defence Minister.
Rafales is the newest jets in the fleet of IAF and is currently flowing over Ladakh from forward Air Base.