Suresh Raina congratulates Avani Chaturvedi on becoming first Indian woman to fly a MiG-21 Bison solo

Avani Chaturvedi was inducted in Indian Air Force in 2016.

Avani Chaturvedi

Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi created history when she became the first Indian woman to fly a MiG-21 Bison fighter plane solo. She performed the feat in Jamnagar, Gujarat. The MiG-21 Bison has the highest landing and take-off speed in the world - 340 kmph.

Avani Chaturvedi, along with her two cohorts Mohana Singh, and Bhawana Kanth were declared the first combat pilots and inducted into the Indian Air Force on June 18. 2016 and formally commissioned by then Defense minister Manohar Parrikar.  

IAF spokesperson and fighter pilot Anupam Banerjee was quoted as saying by Indian media. “All fighter pilots are most likely to remember their first sortie. You feel powerful like a bird that has taken its first flight.

Indian cricketer Suresh Raina took to Twitter and congratulated Avani Chaturvedi for flying one of the oldest and most difficult to operate fighter plane in Indian Air Force, solo.

He tweeted, “Woke up to this update on Twitter and felt really proud. Congratulations, #AvaniChaturvedi on becoming the first Indian woman to fly a MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft solo.

Check out Raina’s tweet:

 


By Jatin Sharma - 22 Feb, 2018

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