Newsmaker: Bhawana Kanth


Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth, the first woman in India to qualify for a combat mission on a fighter jet, also became the first woman fighter pilot to take part in a Republic Day parade. She was seen standing on the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) tableau as it moved past Rajpath. Kanth joined the IAF in 2017 and flew her first solo flight on a MiG-21 Bison in March 2018. 

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