Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Mawya Sudan has become the first woman fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force (IAF) from the UT’s Rajouri district.
Hailing from the village of Lamberi, of Border Tehsil of Nowshera in Rajouri, she commissioned into the IAF as Flying Officer. Mawya has become the 12th woman officer and first from Rajouri to be inducted as a fighter pilot in the IAF, reports ANI.
Maya’s father Vinod Sudan expressed her happiness over his daughter’s achievement.
He told ANI, “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.”
The fighter pilot’s sister, Manyata Sudan, who is a JE in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, told ANI that since her school days, Mawya was inclined towards Air Force and always wanted to become a fighter pilot.