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Indian defense catching up on all fronts

Three women pilots graduated from the Indian air force's academy in the southern city of Hyderabad on June 18, and have since joined operational squadrons. (Press Information Bureau)

NEW DELHI -- The Indian air force has made headlines in recent weeks recruiting its first batch of women fighter pilots and adding a locally made supersonic light combat aircraft to the fleet.

Three female combat pilots were inducted last month, adding to the very small number around the world in countries like Israel, Pakistan, the U.A.E, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S.

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