Women fighter pilots to be commissioned into IAF for the first time

, 7:02 AM IST

Three Women fighter pilots will be commissioned for the first time into IAF at a combined graduation parade at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal on Hyderabad’s outskirts. Defence minister Manohar Parrikar will be the chief guest.

The minister will review the passing-out parade and confer the ‘President’s Commission’, on behalf of the President of India, to 129 graduating trainees of various branches, including 22 women trainees.

Parrikar will also award the President’s Plaque to the toppers in the navigation and ground duty branches of the graduating course.

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