Bhawana Kanth becomes 1st woman fighter pilot to be part of Indian Air Force tableau


India’s first fighter pilot flight lieutenant Bhavna Kanth is once again in the news. The reason is 26th January, that is, their participation in the Air Force tableau on Republic Day. Every year on the occasion of Republic Day, a grand parade is organized at Rajpath in Delhi. However, this is the first time that a female fighter pilot from the Air Force was a part of the tableau.
The tableau was based on the Make in India theme. Models of Light Combat Helicopter, Tejas, Rohini Radar, Akash Missile and Sukhoi 30 MKI were displayed in it. Bhavna is getting congratulated from everyone, due to which she is very happy and feels honored.
In an interview, Bhavana said, “Since childhood, I have been watching the Republic Day parade on TV. It is a matter of great pride for me that I am going to be a part of it. Next I would like to fly Rafal and Sukhoi 30 MKI.” Bhavna’s posting is currently at Nal Airbase in Bikaner, Rajasthan. She flies a MiG 21-Bison.
Bhavna has been in the headlines earlier as well. She first came into limelight in the year 2016. In July, 2016 three women joined the Air Force as a flying officer, one of them was Bhavna Kanth. She was in the first batch of female fighter pilots, including Avni Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh.
After that, she once again made the headlines in the year 2019 when she got the honor of being the first female fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force. She has the ability to fly fighter jets in the day during the war mission. After this Avani Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh also completed their training. A total of 10 women have been admitted to the fighter stream so far.
In March 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also honored Bhavna, Avani Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh with the Nari Shakti Puraskar. Women are actively and proudly participating in every field of the army.


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