Group Captain Shalija Dhami became the first woman officer to command an IAF fighter unit.

  • Group Captain Shalija Dhami has become the first woman officer in the Indian Air Force to command a front line combat unit.
  • According to an announcement made by the Indian Air Force on March 7, Dhami will command a missile squadron in the Western Sector.
  • Dhami was commissioned as a helicopter pilot in 2003, and has over 2800 hours of flying experience and has been commended by the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief on two occasions.
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