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Maiden all-women flight by ICG Dornier in history of Indian Coast Guard

The three women who undertook the Indian Coast Guard's first all-women Dornier flight from Daman on the Western Coast on June 19, 2013
The three women who undertook the Indian Coast Guard's first all-women Dornier flight from Daman on the Western Coast on June 19, 2013
Last Wednesday, a Coast Guard maritime reconnaissance aircraft had taken off into the of Daman and adjoining Arabian Sea with an all-women crew, setting a record of sorts for the force.
 
The crew comprised Asst Comdt Neetu Singh Bartwal (captain of the aircraft), Asst Comdt Neha Murudkar (pilot in command) and Asst Comdt Shristi Singh (co-pilot). 
 
The flight was the maiden all-women flight by an Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Dornier and was undertaken from Coast Guard Air Station Daman situated on the Western Sea Board of the country. 
 
This achievement was possible with passing out of 1st Short Service Entry (observers) course comprising three women officers who had undergone long drawn training in various Naval and Coast Guard establishments for qualifying as air borne tacticians. 
 
"These women officers had toiled long hours gaining proficiency in handling Dornier aircraft and sensors for safeguarding the maritime borders of India. During this mission the crew flew over one hour and landed safely to a warm welcome by Station Commander, Officers and men of Coast Guard Air Station Daman applauding the milestone achieved," an official press release added.
 
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