Indian Navy gets its first woman pilot sub-lieutenant Shivangi Swaroop

Shivangi was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 2018 after her initial training | Twitter

Sub-lieutenant Shivangi Swaroop created history on Monday (December 2) as she became the first woman pilot for the Indian Navy. Shivangi joined operational duties at the Kochi naval base, two days ahead of the Navy Day.

“I have been craving for this for a very long time & finally the day is here. It’s a great feeling. I am looking forward to completing my 3rd stage of training,” Shivangi said.

Shivangi, who had been undergoing training at the Southern Naval Command in Kochi, will be flying the Dornier surveillance aircraft of the Indian Navy.

Born in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, Shivangi completed her schooling from DAV Public school. She was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 2018 after her initial training.

(With inputs from agencies)