KOCHI: Sub Lieutenant Shivangi on Monday joined the Indian Navy as its first woman pilot on completion of operational training here.

Hailing from Muzzafarpur in Bihar, Shivangi will be flying the Naval Dornier surveillance aircraft.

Shivangi, who joined the force two days ahead of the Navy Day, has graduated to become the First female Pilot of Indian Navy, a defence spokesperson said to a news agency.

After the ceremonial induction, Shivangi told Prasar Bharti, “I have been craving for this since a very long time and finally it is here, so it’s a great feeling. I am looking forward to complete my third stage of training.”

She also thanked the Navy staff and Qualified Flying Instructors (QFIs) for supporting her during her training period.

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