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Two senior pilots from J&K – Hilal Rather and Kirti Khajuria to become Vice Marshals

Last Updated on May 13, 2021 at 1:55 pm

There is a good news for both the regions of Jammu and Kashmir as Indian Air Force (IAF) has approved the promotion of two of its senior pilots to the position of vice marshal. 

Air Commodore Hilal Ahmed Rather is a native of the Anantnag district of Kashmir and Air Commodore Kirti Khajuria is from Tikri, Jammu. They belong to the same Sainik School in Nagrota, Jammu & Kashmir.

With an impeccable record of 3,000 accident-free flying hours on mirage-2000, MIG-21 and Kiran aircraft, Hilal’s name will now forever be associated with Rafale in India.

Kirti Khajuria was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force on June 11, 1988.