Who is Shaliza Dhami Group Captain first woman IAF officer to command combat unit in Indian Air Force


Image source: ANI IAF assigns Group Captain Shaliza Dhami as Commander of Frontline Combat Unit in Western Sector

The Indian Air Force has appointed Group Captain Shaliza Dhami as Commander of a Frontline Combat Unit in the Western Sector. It is the first time in the history of the Indian Air Force that a woman has been given command of a front-line combat unit.

Captain Dhami was born in Ludhiana, Punjab and completed her graduation with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics and Communications.

Captain Dhami was commissioned as a helicopter pilot in 2003 and has more than 2800 hours of flying experience. She was also Flight Commander of a helicopter unit in the Western Sector.

In her fifteen years in the Air Force, Wing Commander Dhami has flown helicopters and became the first female flight instructor and the first woman to be tenured in the flying branch.

Captain Dhami is currently assigned to the Operations Department of a front-line command headquarters and has received two commendations from the Air Force Commander-in-Chief

Earlier this year, Captain Shiva Chouhan of the Indian Army’s Fire and Fury Corps became the first female officer to deploy operationally to Siachen. In January, Captain Chouhan was given a three-month assignment at the Kumar Post in Siachen, which is located at an altitude of about 15,600 feet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1 What year did Shaliza Dhami join the IAF?

2003. Captain Dhami was commissioned as a helicopter pilot.

Question 2 Who is the first woman to be appointed as combat unit commander?
Captain Shaliza Dhami.

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