Capt Abhilasha Barak became the first woman officer in history to join the Army Aviation Corps as a Combat Aviator after completion of training.
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Capt Abhilasha was awarded the coveted flying wings along with 36 Army Pilots by Director General and Colonel Commandant Army Aviation Lt Gen A.K. Suri.
According to a Defence Ministry communique, about 15 women offered to join the Army Aviation Corps but only two were found fit to do so after pilot aptitude battery test and medical.