‘If you want to make a career in the Airforce…’ IAF fighter pilot Avni’s message to the youth

IAF’s Avni Chaturvedi, the country’s first woman fighter pilot in the Air Force, has created another history and sent a message to the youth of the country.

Airforce fighter pilot Avani Chaturvedi (file photo)

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Avni Chaturvedi, the first woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force, has now created a new history. Firstly, Avani Chaturvedi became the first woman pilot to fly a fighter aircraft in the IAF. Now, just a few weeks after commissioning, Squadron Leader Avni has also become the first Woman Fighter Pilot to conduct aerial maneuvers abroad. Along with this, IAF Fighter Pilot Avni Chaturvedi, who has achieved two big successes at a very young age, has proudly broadened the nation’s chest, has said something for the youth.

The Su-30 MKI pilot Avni was part of the Indian Air Force (IAF) fleet participating in a 16-day exercise with the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) at Hyakuri Air Force Base in Japan from January 12 to 26.

‘Participating in air exercises is always a great experience. This time it was even more special, because for the first time I was involved in an international exercise. It was a great learning opportunity and a wonderful experience for me.

IAF great career option, immense possibilities here

Talking to the media, Avni said that ‘I want to tell all the youth that there are immense possibilities of success for you here. Indian Airforce is a great career option and flying fighter jets is really exciting.

Avni was asked how tough was the path for her to become a fighter pilot? She said, ‘I would like to tell all the aspirants who want to make a career in IAF that you should keep your eyes fixed on the goal. One should proceed on that with determination.

Avni, a BTech in Computer Science, is one of the first three women fighter pilots who were inducted into the IAF in June 2016. The other two pilots are Bhawna Kanth and Mohana Singh.

According to officials, women fighter pilots of the Indian Air Force have participated in several air exercises within the country. But this was the first time that one of them (Avni) got a chance to participate in an exercise abroad.

‘Veer Guardian-2023’ was the first such exercise between the IAF and JASDF, which focused on developing air combat capability, learning the art of intercepting aircraft and carrying out air defense missions.