Mohana Singh becomes Country's First Woman Fighter

Published on June 05, 2019
Flight Lieutenant Mohana Singh becomes the first woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force to fly by day on a Hawk advanced jet aircraft.
Mohana Singh becomes Country's First Woman Fighter

Details:

  • She landed after a grueling 4-aircraft combat sortie at Kalaikunda Air Force station in West Bengal.
  • The other women officers - Bhawana Kanth and Avani Chaturvedi - joined the fighter stream in June 2016.
  • Last week, Flight Lt. Bhawana Kanth became the first daytime woman fighter pilot to fly a MiG-21 Bison.
  • She involved flying both air-to-air combat and air-to-ground missions.
  • She has undertaken many practice missions which involved firing of rockets, guns and dropping high caliber bombs and has also participated in various Air Force level flying exercises.
  • She has a total of over 500 hours of incident-free flying of which 380 hours are on the Hawk Mk 132 jet.

Question:

Q. Who has become the first woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force to fly by day on a Hawk advanced jet aircraft?
a. Flight Lieutenant Mohana Singh
b. Flight Lieutenant Mohini Singh
c. Flight Lieutenant Manju Singh
d. Flight Lieutenant Meenakshi Singh

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