New Delhi: Sub Lieutenant Shivangi of the Indian Navy became the first naval woman pilot on Monday as she joined the operational duties in Kochi naval base, news agency ANI quoted Indian Navy officials as saying. This news comes ahead of the Navy Day in the country on December 4.

“I have been craving for this since a very long time and finally it is here, so it is a great feeling. I am looking forward to completing my third stage of training,” sub-lieutenant was quoted by news agency ANI as saying.

Notably, Shivangi is now authorised to fly the Indian Navy’s Dornier surveillance aircraft. Hailing from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur city, Shivangi completed her schooling in DAV Public school there. Last year, she was commissioned into the Indian Navy as SSC (Pilot) as part of 27 NOC course in Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala. Thereafter, Vice Admiral AK Chawla formally inducted her into the Indian Navy in June 2018 after her completion of initial operational training in Kochi.