Shailesh Kumar, National Defence
New Delhi, 17 March 2018
Flying Officer Bhawana Kanth becomes the second woman fighter pilot of IAF to fly solo in a fighter aircraft when she flew in a MiG 21 Bison aircraft from Ambala Air Force Station yesterday at around 1400h. The sortie was flown for about 30 mins. The first female fighter pilot Flying Officer Awani Chaturvedi flown a solo sortie in same MiG-21 Bison on February 19 this year.
Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 15 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.