Avani Chaturvedi makes history, becomes 1st Indian woman to fly a fighter jet

New Delhi, March 8: Avani Chaturvedi is one of the first female fighter pilots of India. She is from Satna district in Madhya Pradesh. She was declared as the first combat pilot along with two of her cohort, Mohana Singh, and Bhawana Kanth. The trio was inducted into the Indian Air Force fighter squadron in June 2016. They were formally commissioned by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. 

24-year old Chaturvedi completed her training at Hyderabad Air Force Academy. She completed her schooling from Deoland, a small town in Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh. Completing her Bachelors in Technology from Banasthali University, Rajasthan in 2014, she passed the Indian Air Force exam.

News24 salutes the spirit of Avani Chaturvedi on Women's Day: