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1st Woman Pilot of Indian Navy

Current context: Sub-Lieutenant Shivangi Swarup of the Indian Navy has become the first naval woman pilot.
1st Woman Pilot of Indian Navy 
  • She is a native of Muzaffarpur, Bihar and was inducted into the Indian Navy under the Short Service Commission Pilot entry scheme.
  • Two other trainee officers of the 7th Dornier Conversion Course (DOCC) also qualified as Dornier pilots along with Shivangi and were awarded at the coveted golden Wings ceremony held at INS Garuda.
  • The award of the Wings marks the culmination of one year of flying training at the Air Force Academy (AFA).
  • As part of her training, Shivangi has flown Pilatus PC 7 Mk II, Basic Trainer at AFA and completed Dornier Conversion with the Indian navy in Kochi.
  • She was commissioned into the Navy in June 2018.


Q.1 Who has recently become the first naval woman pilot of Indian Navy? 
a. Sub-Lieutenant Shruti Shivangi
b. Sub-Lieutenant Shivangi Agarwaal
c. Sub-Lieutenant Shivangi Swarup
d. Sub-Lieutenant Shreya Swarup
1st Woman Pilot of Indian Navy 1st Woman Pilot of Indian Navy Reviewed by Neha Verma on December 03, 2019 Rating: 5

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