Indian female fighter pilot Bhawana Kanth on Wednesday added another significant feather to her cap by becoming first woman pilot of Indian Air force to qualify for undertaking combat missions on fighter jet. Bhawana Kanth achieved this significant milestone after completing day operational syallabus on MiG-21 Bison aircraft. After completing night missions training Bhawana Kanth will be allowed to carry out night operations by Indian Air Force.
Bhawana Kanth is among the first three female pilots of India who were inducted into Indian Air Force fighter squadron in June 2016. They were commissioned into Indian Air Force fighter squadron during tenure of Manohar Parrikar as Defence Minister. Bhawana Kanth is from Barauni a industrial town in Begusarai district, Bihar. The Indian Air Force spokesperson Anupam Banerjee lauded Bhawana Kanth for her dedication, hardwork and perseverance in achieving this feat.