Recently a Coast Guard maritime reconnaissance aircraft took off in the skies of Daman and adjoining Arabian Sea with an all women crew comprising Asst Comdt Neetu Singh Bartwal , Asst Comdt Neha Murudkar and Asst Comdt Shristi Singh . This Flight was a maiden all women crew flight by an ICG Dornier in the history of Indian Coast Guard and was undertaken from Coast Guard Air Station Daman situated on the western sea board of the country.
This achievement was possible with the 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 an air borne tactician. These women officers had toiled long hours in 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 with a warm welcome by Station Commander, Officers and men of Coast Guard Air Station Daman applauding the milestone achieved.
The first all women flight has not only brought laurels to the Indian Coast Guard but also to the women fraternity proving exceptional skills and commitment to the nation.