FIRST WOMAN TO BE APPOINTED TO AN IAF COMMAND POST

  • In the first command appointment for a woman officer in the Indian Air Force, Group Captain Shaliza Dhami has been selected to take over the command of a frontline combat unit in the Western sector, the IAF said on Tuesday.
  • Having been commended by the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief on two occasions, the officer is presently posted in the Operations branch of a frontline Command Headquarters
  • Group Captain Dhami was commissioned in 2003 as a helicopter pilot and has over 2,800 hours of flying experience. She is a qualified flying instructor, and has served as Flight Commander of a helicopter unit in the Western sector.
  • Congratulating the officer, Air Vice-Marshal Manmohan Bahadur (retd.), former Additional Director-General of the think tank Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), said on Twitter
  • The armed forces have opened up command appointments for women officers following a Supreme Court verdict.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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