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Matter of immense pride: Modi on induction of women fighter pilots

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016,17:19 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | As three women were inducted as into IAF as fighter pilots today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed it as a matter of immense pride and joy.

It is a matter of immense pride & joy to see the first batch of women fighter pilots being inducted in our Air Force. More power to them, Modi tweeted. He was commenting on the induction of three women — Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh — as the first women fighter pilots of the Indian Air Force.

They were commissioned at a function at Air Force Academy in Dundigal on the outskirts of Hyderabad. It is a golden letter day…, said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, asserting that step-by-step, total gender parity will be achieved in the armed forces in the coming years.