Varanasi News: Shivangi Singh of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh will be the first female pilot of Rafale. After the arrival of the Rafale from France to India, there was a lot of discussions about which fighter pilot would fly these modern aircraft. At the same time, after the recruitment of women fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force started, the privilege of flying the Rafale aircraft got from the parliamentary constituency of PM Narendra Modi, Shivangi Singh. She grew up in Banaras and after doing NCC from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Shivangi has the privilege of becoming the first female fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force’s Rafael Squadron.
Shivangi Singh was commissioned into the Indian Air Force in the year 2017 as a part of the second batch of women fighter pilots. Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh, a native of Varanasi district, is currently undergoing training. Soon Shivangi will join the Indian Air Force’s 17 Squadron Golden Arrow in Ambala. Since joining the Indian Air Force in 2017, Shivangi Singh has been flying a MiG-21 bison-like aircraft. She has also been in Ambala with Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, one of the best fighter pilots in India.
Shivangi’s father said that her dream was to fly the plane
Shivangi’s father Kumareshwar Singh said that we are proud that along with Banaras, my daughter is brightening the name of the country. Shivangi underwent training in BHU’s NCC from 2013 to 2016 and did her BSc from Sunbeam College, Bhagwanpur. Shivangi’s mother Seema Singh is a homemaker and brother Mayank is a student of 12th in Banaras. Her father said that he has a transport business.
Shivangi Singh has also made history in 2017 when she was one of the five female pilots to fly fighter aircraft in the Air Force. Now after three years, she achieved another feat with her passion and hard work and joined the Golden Arrow of Rafael’s Squadron.