Group Captain Shaliza Dhami is now ready to take command of a frontline combat unit confronting Pakistan in the western sector, becoming the first woman to do so in the IAF, despite the fact that the force currently has 18 female commanders flying fighter jets. On March 27, Dhami will exert control of a squadron of surface-to-air missiles in Punjab.
Group Captain Dhami, an IAF helicopter pilot who was commissioned in 2003, has over 2,800 hours of flying experience and is a QFI (qualified flying instructor) on the Cheetah and Chetak.
“Having been commended by the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief on two occasions, the officer is presently posted in the Operations branch of a frontline Command Headquarters." - IAF
In response to a Supreme Court decision, the armed forces have allowed women officers to hold leadership positions. The Army recently conducted interviews and granted leadership positions to the first group of female commanders.
For more details: Click Here