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

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New Delhi, June 18: 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.

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

PTI

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