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India opens the door for women to pilot fighter and combat planes?

New Delhi, India - Suspicions that the development is illusory

Women will now be permitted to pilot IAF (Indian Air Force) fighter planes, announced Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar several weeks ago. The announcement contradicts the conviction hitherto espoused by men such as Chief Marshall Arup Raha, who declared in March that women are physically unfit to fly fighter planes for long stretches. Minister Parrikar had also repeatedly raised concerns for...

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