Captain Abhilasha Barak becomes India's first woman Army Aviation Corps as a  Combat Aviator

The first woman officer in history to join the Army Aviation Corps as a fighter aircraft carrier after successfully completing her training. 

Captain Abhilasha Barak becomes India's first woman Army Aviation Corps as a  Combat Aviator

The Indian Army today got its first woman officer in the form of the Army Aviation Corps. Captain Abhilasha Barak on Wednesday became the first woman officer in history to join the Army Aviation Corps as a fighter aircraft carrier after successfully completing her training. 

As per the Indian Army, Abhilasha has completed her training after which she has been getting inducted into the Army Aviation Corps as a Combat Aviator.

She has been awarded the prestigious wing along with 36 Army pilots by the Director-General and Colonel Commandant Army Aviation. The Indian Army tweeted, "Golden letter day in the history of Indian Army Aviation. Earlier in the Army Aviation Corps women were part of Ground Duty only.


Army Aviation Corps: For the first time in June last year, 2 women officers were selected for helicopter pilot training. Both of them were trained at the Combat Army Aviation Training School, Nashik. According to the Army, 15 women officers had expressed their desire to join Army Aviation. At present, women are given the responsibility of Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Ground Duty (DG) in the Aviation Department. But now she will take over the responsibility of the pilot. Let us inform you that in the year 2018, Air Force Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi became the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft.


Who is Captain Abhilasha Barak

Captain Abhilasha Barak has been inducted into the Army as a Combat Aviator. She is the first woman officer to reach this position. The army honored him on Wednesday. After training, they are included in it. Abhilasha Barak was awarded the prestigious Wings by the Director-General and Colonel Commandant Army Aviation along with 36 Army Pilots. On this occasion, the army tweeted saying that young aviators are now spreading their wings in the Combat Aviation Squadron.

The Army Aviation Corps is a component of the Indian Army that was created on 1 November 1986 and was immediately involved in "Operation Pawan" which was a crucial test for the newly formed corps. The Corps is headed by a Director General at the Army Headquarters in New Delhi. Last year, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said that women would be inducted as pilots in the Army Aviation Corps from 2022.

 

He had also said that women pilots would fly helicopters to forward locations and be part of operations at the borders. The Army Aviation Corps primarily deals with the evacuation of wounded soldiers during operations in high-altitude areas or during health emergencies. Their helicopters are also used for reconnaissance, observation, evacuation of casualties, required load drop, and combat search and rescue.