NEW DELHI, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Indian Navy got its first woman pilot when Sub Lieutenant Shivangi successfully completed a course and was inducted into the naval force, confirmed IN sources on Tuesday.

Shivangi was in the batch of three officers of the 7th "Dornier Conversion Course (DOCC)", the other two being men.

She was given Award of the "Wings", which marks the culmination of one year of flying training at the Air Force Academy, Dundigal, and the Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 550, INS Garuda in Kochi in south India.

From here on, the three pilots will join the "Dornier Operational Flying Training" course at INAS 550 from mid-January 2020, prior to joining an operational Maritime Reconnaissance squadron.

Shivangi, who hails from the eastern state of Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, was commissioned into the Navy in June last year.

After completing her training at INAS 550, she will become a fully operational pilot on Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft, said an official statement issued by the Indian Navy.