Mavya Sudan will undergo rigorous combat training for over a year before being ‘fully operational’ as a fighter pilot and handling the intricacies of combat.
Mavya Sudan became the 12th female fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force.
23-year-old Mavya Sudan, a resident of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, will join the Indian Air Force as a female fighter pilot. She has created history by becoming the first woman fighter pilot of Jammu and Kashmir. Mavya was recruited into the IAF as a flying officer. She has become the 12th woman officer to join the Indian Air Force and the first woman officer from Rajouri to be inducted as a fighter pilot.
Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria reviewed the Joint Graduate Passing Out Parade held at Air Force Academy, Dundigal, Hyderabad on Saturday. Mavya’s father Vinod Sudan has expressed happiness over the daughter’s achievement. He said that he felt proud. Now she is not just our daughter, but the daughter of this country. We are constantly getting congratulatory messages.
Mawya Sudan from Jammu & Kashmir’s Lamberi village becomes 1st woman fighter pilot in Indian Air Force from Rajouri district. “She has reached here because of her hard work. We’re proud of her. Parents should support their daughters, they can do anything,” her parents said(20.06) pic.twitter.com/eXYqUOmSEQ
– ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2021
Mavya will have to go through combat training first
Mavya Sudan will now undergo rigorous combat training for more than a year before ‘fully operating’ as a fighter pilot and handling the intricacies of combat. Flight Lieutenants Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawna Kanth and Mohana Singh were the first women to join the fighter stream as flying officers after basic training in June 2016.
The IAF currently has 11 women fighter pilots who have undergone rigorous training to fly supersonic jets. It takes about 15 crores to train a fighter pilot.
parents proud of daughter
At the same time, Mavya Sudan’s parents are very happy with their daughter. He said that parents should support their daughters, they can do anything. Mavya’s mother Sushma Sudan has said that “I am happy that she has worked so hard and achieved her goal. He has made us feel proud.”
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