First Woman Combat Aviator: Captain Abhilasha Barak on Wednesday became the first 'Combat Aviator' of the Indian Army. She was presented with 'wings' along with 36 other army pilots at a ceremony held at the Combat Army Aviation Training School, Nashik, officials said.
An official said, “Captain Barak has become the first successful woman officer to have joined the Aviation Command of the Army. She has achieved this feat after completing the Combat Army Aviation course.
The official said that Captain Abhilasha had completed several military professional courses before joining the Army Aviation. The Aviation Corps of the Army was established in the year 1986.
The responsibility of the helicopters of the Aviation Corps is to deliver food, ration, weapons and other essential items to the soldiers stationed at the last post of the army. These are the checkpoints which cannot be reached by road.
Captain Barak hails from Haryana. In September 2018, he was commissioned into the Air Defense Corps of the Army.
She is the daughter of Colonel (Retired) S. Om Singh. The official said that Captain Abhilasha had completed several military professional courses before joining the Army Aviation.
This historic achievement of Captain Abhilasha Barak has been termed 'Golden Letter Day' in the history of Indian Army Aviation. Captain Abhilasha Barak has become the first woman to join the Army Aviation Corps as a Combat Aviator after completing her training.
Captain Abhilasha Barak was presented 'Coveted Wings' with 36 other pilots of the Army. These pilots were given wings by the Director-General and Colonel Commandant Army Aviation. Now, these pilots are ready to join the squadron of fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force.