The first commissioned women officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander (Retd) Dr Vijayalakshmi Ramanan died on Wednesday. She was 96 years old. Wing Commander Vijayalakshmi Ramanan died due to old age ailments. She was a recipient of Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM).
Lieutenant Shivangi SIngh on Tuesday became the first woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) Rafale squadron “Golden Arrows”. Flt Lt Shivangi Singh was commissioned into the IAF in 2017. She was part of the the IAF’s second batch of women fighter pilots. Flt Lt Singh is currently undergoing conversion training, and will become part of Squadron no. 17, which is based in Ambala.
The Centre on Friday announced the National Sports Awards 2020. This year, the Indian Army officer Colonel Sarfaraz Singh, so of Olympic Hockey legend Late Col (Retd.) Balbir Singh has been selected for the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2019. Col Sarfaraz along with Anita Devi, Taka Tamut, Narender Singh and Keval Hiren Kakka will be conferred with the prestigious award in Land Adventure category.
India celebrates the 21st "Vijay Diwas" on July 26. The Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on July 26 to commemorate the victory of the Indian Army in flushing out Pakistani Army troops and terrorists from vacated Indian Positions in the Kargil sector along the Line of Control (LoC). The Kargil war was fought from May-July 1999.