In a first, five women Navy officers undertake surveillance mission in Arabian Sea

New Delhi, 4/8: Five women officers of the Indian Navy have undertaken the first all-women reconnaissance and surveillance mission in the Arabian Sea in a Dornier-228 aircraft, breaking yet another barrier for women in the military.


While the mission commander was Lt Cdr Aanchal Sharma, a trained observer, the aircraft was piloted by Lt Shivangi and Lt Apurva Gite. The team also had Lt Pooja Panda and Sub Lt Pooja Shekhawat as the two Tactical and Sensor Officers in her team.


The five officers from the Porbandar-based naval aviation unit INAS-314 took off on Monday morning and surveyed the northern part of the Arabian Sea for a long time before returning to the base.

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