Captain Abhilasha Barak became the first woman officer to join the Army Aviation Corps as Combat Aviator. She was awarded the coveted wings along with 36 Army pilots today by Director General and Colonel Commandant Army Aviation Lt. Gen. A. K. Suri during a valedictory ceremony held at Combat Army Aviation Training School, Nashik.
On May 25, Additional Directorate General of Public Information, IHQ of MoD (Army) tweeted, “Golden Letter Day in the history of #IndianArmy Aviation. Captain Abhilasha Barak becomes the First Woman Officer to join #ArmyAviationCorps as Combat Aviator after successful completion of training.”
It added, “Captain Abhilasha Barak has been awarded the Coveted Wings along with 36 Army Pilots by Director General & Colonel Commandant Army Aviation. Young Aviators are now ready to spread their wings in Combat Aviation Squadrons.”
Capt. Barak hails from Haryana and was commissioned into the Army Air Defence Corps in September 2018.