New Delhi: Indian women navy team has marked history by successfully completing the first all-women independent maritime surveillance mission.
“Breaking Barriers – Indian Navy’s All Woman Aircrew Creates History. It perhaps marks a unique achievement for the Armed Forces that a crew of only women officers undertook an independent operational mission in a multi-crew maritime surveillance aircraft”, tweeted PIB on its official page.
There were 5 officials from INAS 314 of the navy based in the Naval Air Enclave at Porbandar. They completed the surveillance at Dornier-228 aircraft in Arabian Sea.
Mission Commander Lt. Cadre Anchal Sharma was the captain of the team. Pilots Lt. Shivangi, Lt. Apurva Gait, Tactical and Censor Officers Lt. Pooja Panda and SLT Pooja Shekhawat were the other members included in the team.
Ahead of the mission, the team members had received months of training and mission briefings.
Several women empowering initiatives are being organised by the Indian Navy Force. Such ventures will give more power and confidence to the women’s team and make them capable of taking more responsibilities, says Indian Navy Force.