Delhi’s Aastha Kaur bags President’s Plaque

New Delhi: Delhi’s Aastha Kaur bags the President’s Plaque for being First in the overall order of merit in the Ground Duty Officers Course in Indian Air Force.

To mark the successful culmination of Training for 175 Flight Cadets of Flying and Ground Duty branches in the Indian Air Force, a Combined Graduation Parade was held at the Air Force Academy, Dundigal recently.

Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff reviewed the passing out of the Parade. The newly commissioned officers were then administered the ‘oath’ by the Commandant of the Academy in the presence of the Reviewing Officer and other dignitaries. The highlight of the parade was the ‘Pipping Ceremony’ in which the graduating flight cadets were awarded their ‘stripes’ by the Reviewing Officer.

After the ‘Pipping Ceremony’ the Reviewing Officer gave away various awards to the Flying Officers who performed exceptionally well in diverse training disciplines. Flying Officer Aastha Kaur was awarded the President’s Plaque for being first in the overall order of merit in the Ground Duty Officers’ Course.

Flying Officer Aastha Kaur joined the elite list of award winners by excelling in both physical and academic activities.Her feat was the result of perseverance and undaunting spirit to succeed, making her an inspiration for many women defence aspirants.

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