Sub-lieutenant Shivangi created history by becoming the first woman pilot for the Indian Navy on Monday. the 24-year-old Shivangi joined operational duties at the Kochi naval base today.
“It’s difficult to express how I feel at the moment. While it’s a dream come true, it’s also a great responsibility as we are representing what so many women want to do but can’t,” she said.
Shivangi was inducted into the Indian Navy last year after her initial training. The young officer was born in Muzzafarpur, Bihar. She comes from a civilian background and dreamt to touch the sky.
Fulfilling her dream, she has made India very proud. being the navy’s first woman pilot is a very proud feeling for me” Shivangi told reporters here.
She further said, “Women were always there in the Navy. They were not in the cockpit, but were just observers.
I have been craving for this for a long time and finally, the day is here. It is a great feeling. I am looking forward to completing my 3rd stage of training, she said.
She has now become an inspiration for the girls who aspire to touch the sky. Now, many women would like to join the defence force after seeing her as a pilot in the Navy. her induction would create many opportunities for girls.
Achieving the long-awaited dream, she completed her ‘qualification wings’ under the chief of Southern Naval Command Vice Admiral AK Chawla.
Hailing from Muzzafarpur in Bihar, the brave girl will be flying the Naval Dornier surveillance aircraft.
In an interview with media, she said that she started dreaming of becoming a pilot the moment she spotted a chopper landed near her house. Finally, her dream has come true after her dedication and hard work. she has set an example and has paved the way for many girls who want to join Indian Navy.