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Navy gets first woman helicopter pilot; passing-out parade held at INS Rajali

Following the IAF and Army, the Navy has begun inducting women as helicopter pilots, with Sub-Lieutenant Anamika B Rajeev receiving the "golden wings" at the passing-out ceremony at the naval air station INS Rajali in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu.

Written by  Shgun S -- June 08th 2024 07:58 PM
Navy gets first woman helicopter pilot; passing-out parade held at INS Rajali

Navy gets first woman helicopter pilot; passing-out parade held at INS Rajali

PTC Wed Desk: Following the IAF and Army, the Navy has begun inducting women as helicopter pilots, with Sub-Lieutenant Anamika B Rajeev receiving the "golden wings" at the passing-out ceremony at the naval air station INS Rajali in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu.

Lt Jamyang Tsewang, the first Commissioned Naval Officer from the Union Territory of Ladakh, also graduated as a helicopter pilot.


A passing-out parade was held on June 24 to mark the graduation of the 102nd Helicopter Conversion Course (HCC) and the completion of stage I training for the 4th Basic Helicopter Conversion Course (BHCC) at Naval Air Station - INS Rajali, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu. 

VAdm Rajesh Pendharkar, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, awarded the prestigious "Golden Wings" to 21 officers, including three from the 03 BHCC. In addition, three officers from the 04 Basic Conversion Course (BCC) completed Stage - (I) training.

The passing out parade marked the successful completion of an intensive 22-week training programme that included rigorous flying and ground training at Indian Naval Air Squadron 561, the alma mater for all Indian Navy helicopter pilots.

- PTC NEWS

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