Meet Mawya Sudan, First Woman Fighter Pilot In IAF From J&K’s Rajouri

24-year-old Mawya Sudan has scripted history of sorts by becoming the first woman from Rajouri in Jammu & Kashmir to become a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force. Breaking the internet for her stupendous feat, she is the 12th woman officer to be inducted as a fighter pilot in the IAF.

The combined graduation passing out parade was reviewed at the Air Force Academy, Dundigal, Hyderabad by Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh. Mawya hails from the village of Lamberi, of Border Tehsil of Nowshera in Rajouri where she lives with her family.

On cloud nine, Mawya’s proud father Vinod Sudan expressed his happiness during his interaction with the media and said, “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.”

Mawya Sudan’s mother Sushma too was overjoyed. “I am happy that she has worked so hard and achieved her goal. She has made us feel proud,” she told the media.

Mawya’s sister Manyata Sudan, who works as a JE in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, revealed how her sister was inclined towards IAF since her school days and always dreamt of becoming a fighter pilot. “I am incredibly proud of my younger sister. This was her dream since childhood. I am sure she will add to her laurels soon. This is just the beginning. Everyone is treating her like their own daughter. People from all over the country are supporting and motivating her. It is an inspiring story for everyone,” Manyata said. 

 Everyone in the village is bowled over by Mawya’s great achievement, her grandmother Pushpa Devi said.

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