- Flt Lt Bhawana Kanth creates history for women aviation in India
New Delhi. 22 May 2019. Indian Air Force Flt Lt Bhawana Kanth adds another feather to her cap by completing Day operational syllabus on MiG-21 Bison aircraft. She is the first women fighter pilot to be qualified to undertake missions by day on a fighter aircraft. Bhawana joined the fighter squadron in Nov 17 and flew the first solo on MiG-21 Bison in Mar 18.
With her dedication, hard work and perseverance she has become the first women Officer of the IAF to achieve this feat. She is from the first batch of women fighter pilots of the IAF.