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PM Modi lauds India’s first batch of women fighter pilots

As three women were inducted as into IAF as fighter pilots on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed it as a “matter of immense pride and joy”.

india Updated: Jun 18, 2016 18:52 IST
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Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh on Saturday were commissioned as India’s first three women fighter pilots.
Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh on Saturday were commissioned as India’s first three women fighter pilots.(PTI Photo)

As three women were inducted as into IAF as fighter pilots on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed it as a “matter of immense pride and joy”.

“It is a matter of immense pride & joy to see the first batch of women fighter pilots being inducted in our Air Force. More power to them,” Modi tweeted.

He was commenting on the induction of three women -- Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh -- as the first women fighter pilots of the Indian Air Force.

Read: All salute: India’s first three women fighter pilots commissioned

They were commissioned at a function at Air Force Academy in Dundigal on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

“It is a golden letter day...,” said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, asserting that “step-by-step”, “total gender parity” will be achieved in the armed forces in the coming years.

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