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All You Need To Know About Pooja Thakur
Wing Commander Pooja Thakur recently made headlines when she moved the Armed Forces Tribunal here after being denied a permanent commission by IAF.

Wing Commander Pooja Thakur recently made the headlines when she moved the Armed Forces Tribunal in New Delhi after being denied a permanent commission by IAF.

Here are some facts that would help you get to know her better.

  • Thakur, 37, hails from Rajasthan and is a para-jumper.
  •  Her father retired as a Colonel from the Indian Army.
  • She was commissioned into the IAF in 2001. In 2012, she was offered Permanent Commission which she declined due to personal reasons.
  • She 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.
  • She led an Inter-Service Guard of Honour last year when President Obama visited India in January. It was the first time a woman officer had led a tri-services Guard of Honour.
  • As part of her duty, she was involved with the initiation and development of the IAF mobile game “Guardians of the Sky” which was visualised as a new and innovative step to reach the mobile-friendly tech-savvy students.

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