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Three Indian women fighter pilots will be inducted in the Indian Air Force. Does gender play a role when it comes to career choices?
Three Indian women fighter pilots will be inducted into the Indian Air Force on June 18th. Read on to know more about them.
Bhawana Kanth, Mohana Singh and Avani Chaturvedi are the selected cadets who would be inducted in the Indian airforce. They would undergo advanced training for a year and would fly a jet by 2017. They would go to Bidar in karnataka for the stage III training.
Six female cadets were competing but only three were finally selected.
The notion that Indian women must opt for professions that do not test their physical abilities is embedded in the minds of most Indians. Women are considered to be submissive, weak and docile and therefore, suitable for professions like teaching or nursing which do not require them to strain themselves much.
On the other hand, aviation industry is considered to be an arena tailor-made for men since strength and presence of mind are masculine straits. Such ideas of prejudice thwart men and women in India from pursuing professions of their choice and having fulfilling careers.
Fortunately, there are women striving hard to come out of their shells and opting for professions that are considered a part of the male dominated sphere.
Shooting, comedy, racing, mountaineering, boxing, you name the profession and they have proved their mettle in their respective fields.
Anjali Bhagwat is the only Indian to win the ISSF Championship Trophy in Air Rifle Men and Women Mixed Event category in 2002.
Aditi Mittal, on the other hand, is going places with her innate ability to make people laugh at her jokes. Apart from carving a niche in this male-dominated field, she has also managed to debunk the myth that women are serious creatures and lack sense of humor.
Saanchi Soni, a student of Delhi University, has gone on to achieve laurels as India’s youngest woman to have been selected for an expedition to Mount Everest by the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Her victory is a savage blow to all those who think of women as the weaker sex.
Weightlifting is considered to be a very masculine area by even the best of people. But that did not stop Malleswari from winning a bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
These women had the audacity to defy social norms and make our society a little more progressive in nature. Real progress, however, will be made when more and more women enter these fields without hesitation.
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When did you start ‘House of Kalart’ and what was the intention?
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While Bhawana Kanth is the first-ever woman fighter pilot to fly in this year's Republic Day Parade, here are 10 women who made history.
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Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth is set to become the first woman fighter pilot to take part in this year’s Republic Day Parade. While the nation has seen 71 Republic Day celebrations, women still have to struggle to break barriers to become the ‘first’ in their chosen fields. Nevertheless, Bhawana Kanth’s achievement is a huge milestone in this struggle for equality.
She has been an inspiration to young girls across the country after she became one of the first three women selected for the Indian Air Force’s fighter stream in 2016. In 2019, she became the first woman to qualify for combat missions on a fighter jet. And 2021 sees her creating history yet again as the first woman to fly a fighter jet in the Republic Day Parade.
The Indian Navy's all women crew successfully touched Mauritius. Read to know why an increasing number of women are taking up 'unconventional jobs.'
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Indian women are on a winning spree. They are breaking barriers, sealing chauvinistic mouths, enjoying freedom and chartering their own destiny. They are no longer identified by their traditional roles of tending to elders and children. They have broadened their horizons and are touching the skies.
India has been witness to two great historic events in the last month. The first ever selection of women fighter pilots in the Air Force followed by the current news of the naval all-women crew sailing into Mauritius is making waves around the country.