Shubhangi Swaroop: First-ever female pilot to be inducted into Indian Navy
Shubhangi Swaroop became the first-ever female pilot to be inducted into the Indian Navy. She will soon fly Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft. She is native of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh.
She will now head to INS Garuda in Kochi and then will undergo training a Dundigal Air Force Academy, Hyderabad which trains pilots of Indian Army, Navy and the Air Force.
Besides Swaroop, Astha Segal from New Delhi, Roopa A from Puducherry and Sakthi Maya S from Kerala also created history by becoming country’s first women officers at Naval Armament Inspection (NAI) branch of Navy. They were among 328 midshipmen and cadets who passed out of Ezhimala Naval Academy in Kerala. All four will be undergoing subsequent professional training in their respective chosen branches before being employed on duty. The NAI branch looks after inspection and assessment of arms and weapons of country’s naval force.