TIn June 2016, Flying Officers Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth, and Mohana Singh were the first female pilots to be accepted into an IAF fighter squadron. Chaturvedi and Kanth flew a solo flight on MiG -21 Bison in 2018 while Mohana rode a Hawk Mk.132 in 2019. Women pilots in the IAF now also fly MiG-21s, Sukhoi-30s, and MiG-29 fighters, in addition to the latest Rafale jets.
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