IAF Pilot From Ludhiana Makes History, Becomes First Woman To Lead Combat Unit

Group Captain Shaliza Dhami, an IAF pilot from Ludhiana, has made history by becoming the first woman to lead a combat unit in the Indian Air Force (IAF). She has been selected to command a frontline combat unit along the western sector of the country.The IAF has been at the forefront of promoting gender equality in the armed forces, and the appointment of Group Captain Dhami is a testament to this commitment. Her selection as the commanding officer of a combat unit is a milestone for women in the Indian armed forces.

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Group Captain Dhami has been an IAF officer for over 20 years and has served in various roles, including flying helicopters and transport aircraft. She has also been an instructor at the Air Force Academy and the Indian Military Academy.

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In her new role as the commanding officer of a combat unit, Group Captain Dhami will be responsible for leading a team of highly skilled and trained personnel in mission-critical operations. This is a challenging role that requires leadership, strategic thinking, and the ability to make quick decisions under pressure.Speaking about her appointment, Group Captain Dhami said, “I am honored to have been given this opportunity to lead a combat unit in the IAF. It is a proud moment for me and my family. I look forward to working with my team to ensure that we are always ready to defend our country.”

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The appointment of Group Captain Dhami is a significant milestone in the history of the Indian armed forces and a step towards promoting gender equality in the military. It sends a powerful message to young women across the country that they can aspire to any role in the armed forces and that their contributions will be valued and recognized.

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