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Woman pilot ready to fly Rafale fighters, two others picked to fly warship choppers.



Get prepared to quickly see a girl tear into the skies within the new Rafale fighter, which may additionally ship nuclear weapons. Don’t even be shocked should you lastly spot girls on board an Indian warship on the excessive seas.
IAF has short-listed one among its 10 girls fighter pilots to fly the spanking new Rafale jets on the Ambala airbase, even because the Navy additionally will get set to deploy two girls officers as a part of the crew for multi-role helicopters that function from front-line warships. The twin strikes herald a brand new chapter within the long-standing tussle to make sure the requisite gender equality within the 15-lakh sturdy armed forces. They additionally come at a time the Army is conducting a particular board this month to lastly grant everlasting fee to girls officers, although it nonetheless has no plans to permit them in the primary preventing arms of infantry, mechanism forces and artillery.
Though IAF has had girls transport and helicopter pilots for lengthy, it steadfastly resisted inducting girls in its fight stream on the bottom that it could disrupt “tight fighter-flying schedules” in the event that they bought married and had youngsters. The pressure contended that it, in spite of everything, took round Rs 15 crore to prepare a single fighter pilot.
But the entrenched mindset has been shattered in recent times. Since 2016, IAF has inducted 10 girls as fighter pilots, with Flight Lieutenant Avani Chaturvedi scripting historical past by turning into the primary to fly a solo sortie in a MiG-21 ‘Bison’ in February 2018. Flying a sophisticated 4.5-generation fighter like Rafale could be a breeze as in contrast to the previous and highly-demanding MiG-21. IAF doesn’t need the girl officer to be named as but. But she is set to bear “conversion training” to fly the Rafales with the 17 ‘Golden Arrows’ Squadron at Ambala after turning into “fully-ops (operational)” on MiG-21s.
The Navy, on its half, proudly introduced that Sub-Lieutenants Kumudini Tyagi and Riti Singh would be the first girls “airborne combatants” to function from warships. The two bought their “wings” as “observers” to deal with the myriad sensors and different techniques on board multi-role helicopters, that are armed with weapons to tackle enemy submarines, at naval air station INS Garuda in Kochi on Monday.
“We can’t wait to be on board warships. This is the ultimate opportunity to finally move into the front-line role of naval operations,” stated Sub-Lt Singh. Till now, girls have solely been allowed on fixed wing plane like P-8Is and Dorniers, which take off and land ashore. The Navy, nonetheless, for now has no plans to permit girls on board submarines additionally. The course of has to be gradual as a result of it’ll pose administrative and operational challenges. There are additionally infrastructure constraints as a result of nearly all of Indian warships are cramped, with no separate loos, cabins and different services for girls, say officers.
“The newer warships, like the indigenous Shivalik class frigates and Kolkata class destroyers, have the facilities. The training of women as ‘airborne combatants’ will ultimately pave the way for their deployment in such front  line warships,” stated an officer.

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Review of ‘Mirzapur S2’: Divyendu Sharma shines in a Dreaded Mirzapur.



The highly-anticipated season 2 of web series ‘Mirzapur’ will be streamed on Amazon Prime Video on October 23, 2020. To keep the momentum going, the makers have for now released the brand new trailer of ‘Mirzapur 2’. The dark, gritty narrative of ‘Mirzapur Season 2’ features Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Divyenndu, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Shekhar Gaur, Amit Sial, Anjum Sharma, Sheeba Chaddha, Manu Rishi Chadha and Rajesh Tailang.

Pankaj Tripathi that had dominated the first season of Mirzapur that had stormed the OTT medium back in 2018. The man is in very good form all over again in the second season as well, the first couple of episodes of which were made exclusively available to this writer. Whether it is sarcastically asking his wayward son [Divyendu Sharma] whether he has any business plan in mind to him admonishing a senior politician in his own bungalow to go quiet or dealing with the cops, he is up there.

It’s just that this time around, the series seems to be built on isolated moments rather than a seamlessly exciting narrative, something that was the hallmark of the first season. The screen lights up each time when Divyendu is there. He is a villain, of course, but then there is such childlike enthusiasm in him, coupled with inherent humor that he brings in most crass of the situations, that you can’t help but actually wait for him to keep coming back. Watch out for the way in which he gears up to re-establish his business empire and you would know.

In the first season, it was the battle that was fought between the heirs of all things illegal, Divyendu Sharma, and the ‘bhai bhai jodi’ of commoners Ali Fazal and Vikrant Massey. With a neat six minute long recap of the first season that kick-starts the second season, you are reintroduced to the battle that ensued, something that resulted in the death of Vikrant Massey and Ali’s wife Shriya Pilgaonkar. The story moves ahead with Ali Fazal, his sister [Harshita Gaur] and Shriya’s sister [Shweta Tripathi] on the run.

Thankfully, there is a new angle introduced by makers [Puneet Krishna and Gurmmeet Singh] which promise a lot of excitement ahead in eight episodes that would follow. In the first season, there was just a glimpse of a rival gang in motion at Jaunpur. This time around the set up is promising a full throttle battle ahead as the next generation has arrived on the scene, the ones who want to play it with brains instead of bullets, and hence draw up a deep rooted plan. Entry of Vijay Verma on the scene, albeit briefly, further makes it all promising.

One truly hopes though that soon enough there is good character development for Ali Fazal as well because he was truly the ‘jaan’ of the show. In the first season, his character was pretty much inspired from Sanjay Dutt in Mahesh Bhatt’s Naam, what with even the dialogue of ‘crime is a one way street’ being mouthed. Here, he unfortunately goes through a severely clichéd scene featuring his parents (Sheeba Chaddha really hamming it out with Rajesh Tailang just being a little behind). For the sake of the audiences, hope that was just an aberration.

After all, there isn’t much of fun to see the family patriarch [Kulbhushan Kharbanda] continuing to solicit his daughter-in-law [Rasika Dugal] at very given moment. While that has lived its life in the first season, what would be interesting to watch is the plan ahead with the honest cop [Amit Sial] confessing (after witnessing a bloody shootout) that he is now worried only about his family.

So what if that means picking up a bribe up to 10 lakhs from ‘Kaaleen bhaiyaa’ despite not being offered to eat from the same plate as the Tripathi family. It’s the money that counts after all, and this time around the battle lines are drawn between Mirzapur and Jaunpur territories.

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