Shivangi Singh, a resident of Bhagwanpur in Muzaffarpur town, became a sub lieutenant in the Indian Navy after passing out of the Ezhimala Naval Academy in Kerala at a glittering function attended by the top navy brass.
Shivangi will be the second woman pilot of the Indian Navy and first from Bihar. Shubhangi Swaroop who hails from Bareilly in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh became Indian Navy’s first woman pilot in November 2017.
On completion of the parade, the proud parents of the Passing Out courses shipped the Naval, and Coast Guard, epaulettes, known as ‘Stripes’ on the shoulders of their wards, thus symbolising their transformation from ‘cadets’ into full-fledged Navy and Coast Guard Officers.
Shivangi completed her schooling from DAV Public School, Bakhri. She was enrolled for a B Tech degree from Sikkim Manipal University when she developed the desire to join the Navy through University Entry Scheme.
She will now head to INS Garuda in Kochi and then will undergo training in a Dundigal Air Force Academy, Hyderabad which trains pilots of Indian Army, Navy and the Air Force.