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Indian Navy welcomes its first woman pilot

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    Indian Navy welcomes its first woman pilot.

    (CNN)The Indian Navy has welcomed its first woman pilot, with Sub Lieutenant Shivangi taking control of an aircraft in another significant milestone for the country's armed forces.

    Shivangi, 24, who goes by one name, will be given her wings and join naval operations in a ceremony on Monday.

    "It's a very big thing," Shivangi told CNN. "It's a big responsibility for all of us and I know that I have to do well."........

    Until 1992, India's naval forces only permitted women to serve in medical services.

    Shivangi will be tasked with flying Dornieraircraft, which are used by the navy for transport and maritime reconnaissance, taking off and landing on the shore, rather than from an aircraft carrier.

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