NEW DELHI :
The Indian Air Force’s (IAF) newly-inducted Rafale aircraft fleet is all set to get its first woman fighter pilot, a person familiar with the development said on Monday.
The woman pilot in question has been flying MiG-21 fighters and was selected to join the Ambala-based Golden Arrows squadron operating the Rafale jets. However, the name of the lady is yet to be disclosed.
“She was chosen to fly Rafale jets following a stringent selection process. She is undergoing training now,” the person cited above stated.
Currently, the multi-role air dominance Rafale aircraft is flying sorties in Ladakh, where Indian and Chinese troops are locked in a four-and-half-month-long border row.
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