Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth on Wednesday became the first woman fighter pilot to be qualified to undertake missions by day on a fighter aircraft. She completed Day operational syllabus on Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 aircraft today. Notably, Kanth had joined fighter squadron in ‘2017 and flew the first solo on MiG-21 Bison in Mar 2018.’
Last year, Kanth became the second female pilot to fly a fighter jet solo. The first woman is Avani Chaturvedi. Kanth along with Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh were declared as the first combat pilots of the Indian Air Force. The historic event took place on June 18, 2016.