Group Captain Shaliza Dhami became the first woman officer of ‘Command Combat Unit’ in Indian Air Force

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  • The Indian Air Force has selected Group Captain Shaliza Dhami to take over command of a frontline combat unit in the Western sector, shattering the proverbial glass ceiling.
  • For the first time ever in the IAF’s history, a woman officer has been given command of a frontline combat unit – in this case, a missile squadron in the Western sector.
  • Commissioned in the Indian Air Force in the year 2003, Group Captain Shaliza Dhami is a Qualified Flying Instructor and has logged over 2,800 flying hours.
  • At present, she is posted in the frontline command headquarter’s operations branch.
  • The IAF’s move comes just two months after Captain Shiva Chauhan of the Indian Army’s Fire and Fury Corps became the first woman officer to be operationally deployed at the world’s highest battlefield in Siachen.

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