Indian Army’s 117 Engineer Regiment Captain Surbhi Jakhmola will be the first woman officer to be posted on a foreign assignment at the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). Surbhi will be sent to Bhutan as part of Project Dantak.
- Indian Air Force deployed woman fighter pilot squadron leader Avani Chaturvedi to Japan for the exercise Veer Guardian 2023.
- the Veer Guardian 2023 exercise will be held between 16 and 26 January 2023 at the Hyakuri Air Base and its surrounding airspace in Omitama, as well as the Iruma Air Base in Sayama in Japan.
Who is Avani Chaturvedi?
- Avani Chaturvedi is a Su-30MKI pilot and one of India’s first three women fighter pilots who will depart for Japan.
- She was born, raised, and completed her education in Madhya Pradesh.
- After 6 months of intensive training at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal, Hyderabad, She was inducted into the IAF fighter squadron.
Veer Guardian 2023: The Maiden India-Japan Air Exercise
- Veer Guardian exercise is a 15-day-long bilateral exercise and will be held at Hyakuri Air Base, Japan.
- The exercise aims to strengthen the Air Defence cooperation between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF).