Monday, March 09, 2020

Being first or woman doesn't matter, being a fighter pilot does; say Indian Air Force's first female fighter pilots

New Delhi: Being a first or being a woman does not matter but being a fighter pilot matters, says India's one of the first three fighter pilots Flight Lieutenant Avani Chaturvedi said on Sunday.
Speaking to ANI she said, "We are very lucky that we have got an opportunity to fulfill our dreams because when we joined there was no option for women to join fighters' team."
"Once we got our training staged we got the news that we would be allowed so I would like to say that Air Force has supported us a lot to achieve our dreams," she said.
"Being a woman and first does not matter much, being a fighter pilot matters," she added.
She said that there is no difference between and lady officers and male officers as we share the same training and amenities. "There is no such thing as a difference in male officer and a female officer. We share the same syllabus and all other amenities," she said.
Responding to a question on becoming a permanent commission officer, she said, "Definitely, Air Force has given us the option to become a permanent commission officer. It totally depends upon our performance and merit."
Speaking on the Nari Shakti Puraskar she said, "It is a very good initiative from the government. Giving recognition not just to us but many women achievers who we had met motivates others. "
09/03/20 ANI/Economic Times
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