First woman pilot of Indian Navy will join Naval operations on December 2, two days ahead of Navy Day (December 4), a Defence source said in Kochi on Thursday.

"Shivangi will graduate to become the first female pilot of the Indian Navy. She hails from Muzzafarpur, Bihar and completed her schooling from DAV Public school, Muzzafarpur," the source said.

She was inducted into the Indian Navy as SSC (Pilot) as part of 27 NOC course in Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and got formally commissioned by Vice Admiral AK Chawla, in June last year.

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The Navy's Aviation branch has had women officers operating as air traffic control officers and as 'observers' in the aircraft who are responsible for communication and weapons, the source said.

Shivangi, who had been undergoing training at the Southern Naval Command here, will get authorisation on December 2 to fly dornier aircraft.

The Navy will have its first woman pilot trained by the Navy to make first cockpit entry on December 2, the source added.

(Inputs from PTI)