Avani Chaturvedi to be first IAF woman pilot to participate in aerial War Games abroad
Saturday, 7 January 2023 The first-ever air combat exercise between India and Japan this month will register another first. Squadron Leader Avani Chaturvedi will soar high on her Sukhoi-30MKI jet, becoming the first IAF woman fighter pilot to take part in such aerial wargames in a foreign country. Squadron Leader Chaturvedi, who became the first woman to fly a MiG-21 `Bison’ solo in February 2018, is part of the IAF contingent headed for Japan for the `Veer Guardian’ exercise.
In a first, Captain Shiva Chouhan became the first woman officer to be deployed at the Siachen Glacier, which is the world's highest battlefield. The Indian Army released a statement which confirmed her official deployment. Let us know all about the woman who has created history.
The Indian Air Force has decided to ground the entire fleet of its Mig 21s as as the investigations into the May 8 crash are still underway and the reason behind the crash is being probed. 3 civilians were killed after the wreckage of a MiG-21 fighter jet fell on a house on May 8 in Rajasthan while the pilot ejected safely, sustaining minor injuries. Air Force officials say that the grounding is a routine procedure that is undertaken after any such tragic incidents…and that the fleets would be back in action after the checks are done. The IAF has already constituted a Court of Inquiry to ascertain the cause of Rajasthan accident. Mig stands for Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau of the erstwhile Soviet Union and it is a supersonic fighter jet. Since its initial induction in 1963, India has inducted over 900 MiG-21s. Up until the first half of 2022, the IAF operated four squadrons of MiG-21 Bison fighters, each squadron comprising around 16 to 18 aircraft. This made the total strength of MiG-21 Bisons between 64 and 72. But on 30th September last year, the Indian Air Force retired the No. 51 ‘swordarms’ MiG-21 fighter Squadron based in Srinagar.
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On the intervening night of April 27 and 28, an Indian Air Force's C-130J heavy-lift aircraft rescued 121 people from a small airstrip at Wadi Sayyidna which is about 40 km north of the Sudan capital of Khartoum.
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Today, in her maiden sortie on a fighter jet, President Draupadi Murmu took off in a Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft at Assam's Tezpur Air Force station. The President undertook a sortie during her three-day visit to the state as Supreme Commander of the defence forces.
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PM Modi flags off Secunderabad-Tirupati Vande Bharat Express train in Hyderabad; India records 6,155 new cases in 24 hours; President Droupadi Murmu takes sortie on the Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft; Fire at PVC Market in Delhi
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