India’s first woman combat aviator

India’s first woman combat aviator

Team Ambitiousbaba are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is “India’s first woman combat aviator

Captain Abhilasha Barak made history by becoming the first woman officer to join the Army Aviation Corps as Combat Aviator. The official announcement has been made by the Additional Directorate General of Public Information, IHQ of MoD (Army).

Abhilasha Barak has been granted the coveted ‘wings’ along with 36 Army pilots by the director-general of the Army Aviation during a ceremony. A ceremony was organized in Nashik at Combat Army Aviation Training School.

15 women officers had showed their interest in joining Army Aviation. From which only two officers were picked out after Pilot Aptitude Battery Test and Medical. Both officers had been completed their training at the Combat Army Aviation Training School in Nashik.

The Army Aviation Corps is a part of the Army that was constituted in November 1986. The Corps is led by a Lt Gen rank officer known as Director General of Army Aviation.

About Abhilasha Barak:

Abhilasha Barak is 26-year-old and daughter of Col S Om Singh (Retd). She comes from Haryana and had commissioned into the Army Air Defence Corps in September 2018.

She completed her graduation in B Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Delhi Technological University in 2016 and obtained a placement at Deloitte, USA.

During her attachment with Corps of Army Air Defence, Barak had been chose as a contingent Commander for Presentation of colours to Army Air Defence by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Captain Abhilasha Barak has achieved a number of professional military courses before joining the Army Aviation Corps.

Question & Answer:

Q1. Name the girl who becomes India’s first woman officer to join the Army Aviation Corps as Combat Aviator.

Ans. Abhilasha Barak

Q2. A contingent Commander including Abhilasha Barak had been presented of colours to Army Air Defence by whom?

Ans. Ram Nath Kovind


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