Capt Abhilasha Barak becomes Indian Army's first woman combat aviator
Capt Abhilasha Barak becomes Indian Army's first woman combat aviator.

New Delhi: Captain Abhilasha Barak on Wednesday became the first woman combat aviator of the Indian Army.

She has been awarded the coveted ‘wings’ along with 36 Army pilots at a ceremony held at Combat Army Aviation Training School in Nashik, officials said.

“Captain Barak became the first woman officer to join the Army Aviation Corps as combat aviator after successful completion of the combat Army aviation course,” said an official.

Captain Barak hails from Haryana and was commissioned into the Army Air Defence Corps in September, 2018.

She is daughter of Col S Om Singh (Retd).

Captain Abhilasha has done a number of professional military courses before joining the Army Aviation Corps, said the official.

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