Flt Lt Shivangi Singh Becomes First Woman Pilot Of IAF Rafale Squadron

Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh is going to be a part of Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Rafale squadron and will shortly become the first woman fighter pilot of India to fly Rafale aircraft.

Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh belongs to Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh. She was commissioned into the Indian Air Force in the year 2017 as part of the second batch of women fighter pilots. 

Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh is currently  currently undergoing conversion training and she will join the Indian Air Force’s17 Squadron, ‘Golden Arrows’ in Ambala. 

Since joining the Indian Air Force in 2017, Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh has been flying a MiG-21 Bisons-like aircraft. She has also flown alongside Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh graduated from Banaras Hindu University (BHU). She was part of 7 UP Air Squadron in the National Cadet Corps at BHU. She then joined the Air Force Academy for training in the year 2016.

The 17th Squadron of the Indian Air force is known as The Golden Arrows. It is the same squadron located at Ambala’s Air Force Station that demolished Pakistani bases in 1999 during the Kargil War. Then the command of this squadron was in the hands of former Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa. He was the wing commander of this squadron.

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