Chaturvedi has made the entire country proud Image: Twitter
Just like Sachin Tendulkar, Avani Chaturvedi entered a club of firsts. While Sachin was the first man on earth to make 100 hundreds, Chaturvedi, earlier this week, became the first Indian woman to fly a fighter jet.
She flew a Mig-21 Bison for 30 minutes, without anybody's assistance. The spokesperson of the Indian Air Force, Anupam Banerjee, said, "It is the breaking of a glass ceiling."
Chaturvedi wears another hat. She is one of the first three female pilots to be inducted into the Indian Air Force.
#TouchTheSkyWithGlory : Fg Offr Avani Chaturvedi became the first Indian Woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo, when on 19 Feb 18 she flew a MiG-21 Bison aircraft in her first solo flight. The photo attached has been taken after her solo sortie. pic.twitter.com/nHWe4sgSmi— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) February 22, 2018
This has impressed the Indian cricketers the most. First Tendulkar heaped praise on Chaturvedi, then others followed:
Another barrier broken... Another feat achieved... it's the DAUGHTER of INDIA again🇮🇳 Congratulations, #AvaniChaturvedi! You’ve not only made us all proud, but also inspired young girls to take up new challenges. May you scale even greater heights. #TouchTheSkyWithGlory pic.twitter.com/vwFZLFoWjA— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 22, 2018
Woke up to this update on Twitter and felt really proud. Congratulations, #AvaniChaturvedi on becoming the first Indian woman to fly a MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft solo. #MorePowerToYou pic.twitter.com/Ij9nFtJluO— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) February 22, 2018
Sushil Kumar also joined in..
What a proud day for Indian Air Force and India as FG Officer Avani Chaturvedi becomes the first Indian Woman to fly a Fighter Aircraft solo. My best wishes to her and the Indian Armed Forces. Jai Hind 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/ly24Ii3Jqq— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) February 22, 2018
Congratulations to flying officer #AvaniChaturvedi for creating history by becoming 1st Indian women fighter pilot @IAF_MCC . Proud moment for the Nation #JaiHind #WomenEmpowerment pic.twitter.com/mbNOuWkZeJ— Sushil Kumar (@WrestlerSushil) February 22, 2018