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India’s First Woman Navy Pilots

For the first time, the Indian Navy is set to induct its first woman pilot, Shubhangi Swaroop, and three more woman officers in its armament unit.

Shubhangi Swaroop, who will be flying a maritime reconnaissance aircraft. Though Uttar Pradesh resident Shubhangi is set to be the first Naval woman pilot, the Navy’s Aviation branch has had women officers manning the air traffic and as ‘observers’. Besides her, three other women cadets — Astha Segal from New Delhi, Roopa A from Puducherry and Sakthi Maya S from Kerala — have also been inducted in the Navy’s armament division, which was earlier considered a men-only unit.

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