First female from Rajouri, J&K to become a fighter pilot in the IAF


Mawya Sudan, a who resides from Jammu and Kashmir, becomes the first woman fighter pilot with the Indian Air Force (IAF) to hail from the Rajouri district.

The Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria overlooked the merged graduation passing out parade, which was held on Saturday at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal, Hyderabad.

Honoring the village of Lamberi, of Border Tehsil of Nowshera in Rajouri where her roots are, she commissioned into the IAF as Flying Officer. Mawya is now the 12th woman officer and the first from Rajouri to be recruited as a fighter pilot in the IAF.

Vinod Sudan, the father of Mawya, displayed his happiness over his daughter’s achievement. He mentioned, “I am feeling proud. Now she is not just our daughter but a daughter of this country. We have been receiving congratulatory messages since yesterday.” Manyata Sudan, the sister of the fighter pilot is currently a JE in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, she told ANI reporters that since her school days, Mawya was inclined had the aim to join the Air Force and always aspired to become a fighter pilot.

Sushma Sudan, her mother, said she was very happy that all of Mawya’s hard work had paid off and that she achieved her goals. Everyone in the village is happy over Mawya’s news, said her grandmother Pushpa Devi

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