First Woman officer to lead an Inter-Service Guard of Honour last year when President Obama Wing Commander Pooja Thakur – fighting against Indian Air Force for Justice

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Pooja Thakur - President Obama Guard of Honor
Pooja Thakur - President Obama Guard of Honor

Pride of India Lady officer of Indian Air Force has lodged court case for not getting the permanent commission. Ironically she was the the first woman officer to lead an Inter-Service Guard of Honour last year when President Obama visited India for the Republic Day parade.

Wing Commander Pooja Thakur, who led the Guard of Honour during US President Barack Obama’s visit last year, has taken the Indian Air Force (IAF) to the Armed Forces Tribunal after being denied full service.

The officer says in a petition that the IAF’s decision to deny her permanent commission is “biased, discriminatory, arbitrary and unreasonable”.The Air Force has been asked to respond in four weeks.

President Obama had said later at an event that the sight of “incredible” Indian women in the armed forces was one of his “favourite things” in India.

“IAF says Pooja Thakur was offered permanent commission in 2012, she declined it then and now no new offer can be given,” .

What ever the reason this is not a very good poster issue for ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padao’ some issues need to be dealt with utmost care as this could give wrong message to the society.