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Wing Commander Pooja Thakur: ‘I am an officer first and then a woman’

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  •  January 25, 2015


“I am an officer first and then a woman,” said a proud Wing Commander Pooja Thakur after she became the first lady officer to lead the Inter-Service Guard of Honour which was inspected by US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.

“It is a proud moment to be representing the Indian Air Force commanding the Inter-Services Guard of Honour and that too to Mr Barack Obama,” Thakur said.

Asked how difficult it was for a woman officer in the Services, she said there is no differentiation.

“I would say that we are first officers, be it male or female. We are just the same. We are given the same kind of training. We are equals.”

Thakur, who joined the Indian Air Force in 2000, belongs to the administrative branch and is currently posted at ‘Disha’, the publicity cell under the Directorate of Personnel Officers at the Air Force Headquarters.

The news has been reprinted from timesofindia.

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