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On 2 December 2019, who became the first female pilot of the Indian Navy?
1. Bhawana Kanth
2. Sarla Thakral 
3. Punita Arora 
4. Shivangi

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Shivangi

The correct answer is Shivangi.

  • Sub Lieutenant Shivangi was born on 15th March 1995 in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
  • She became the first Indian naval pilot on 2nd December 2019.
  •  Sub-Lieutenant Shivangi had completed operational training from Kochi.
  • She was selected in the Indian navy under the Short Service Commission as part of the 27 NOC course in the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala.
  • She undertook two successive six-month courses -
    • First the naval orientation course at the Indian Naval Academy.
    • Second at the Air Force Academy where she trained on the Pilates PC - 7 MK II Aircraft.
  • She learned flying the Dornier aircraft at the Indian Naval Air Squadron 550.

  • Lt General (Mrs) Punita Arora of the Army’s Medical Corps was the first woman Lt General of the Indian Army. 
  • Sarla Thukral was the first Indian woman to fly an aircraft.
  • Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth has become the first woman pilot of the Indian Air Force to qualify to undertake combat missions on a fighter jet.

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