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Indian air force opens the way for women to pilot fighter jets | Reuters

Oct 09, 2015    

NEW DELHI India is opening the way for women pilots to fly fighter jets in combat, its air force chief said, as one of the world's biggest military forces shakes off its reluctance to give greater responsibilities to women.Several countries, from the United States to Israel, and even neighbour and arch-rival Pakistan, have women flying their fighter planes, but India's military has kept them out of that role, as well as frontline warships and ground combat. In recent years, however, Indian courts have pushed the military to widen opportunities for women, by giving them permanent commissions, f...

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