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Punjab’s Pride | Meet three Punjab-origin girls selected for Indian Air Force Academy

Pre-commission training of Mai Bhago AFPI’s alumni will start from July

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- June 13th 2024 05:23 PM
Punjab’s Pride | Meet three Punjab-origin girls selected for Indian Air Force Academy

Punjab’s Pride | Meet three Punjab-origin girls selected for Indian Air Force Academy

PTC News Desk: In a remarkable achievement that underscores their determination and dedication, three young women hailing from Punjab have secured places at the prestigious Indian Air Force Academy. 

Three more Lady Cadets of Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (AFPI) for Girls, SAS Nagar (Mohali) have been selected for pre-commission training at the prestigious Indian Air Force Academy, Dundigal. Their training will commence from July 2024 onwards.


Their journey from Punjab's heartland to the pinnacle of military training stands as a testament to their grit and passion for serving the nation.

Meet 3 Punjab girls selected for Indian Air Force Academy

Lady Cadet Harnoor Singh

Lady Cadet Harnoor Singh is daughter of Vikram Singh Bains, who is Principal in a Government School and hails from Pathankot

Lady Cadet Kritee S Bisht

Lady Cadet Kritee S Bisht is daughter of Shakti Sharan Singh, who is Senior Engineer in PACL, Nangal. 

Lady Cadet Alisha

Lady Cadet Alisha, who is already under training at the Indian Naval Academy, is daughter of Sunil Dutt, who is Teacher in a Private School and hails from Jalandhar.

Congratulating the three cadets for their remarkable feat, Punjab Employment Generation, Skill Development and Training Minister Aman Arora said that their success will surely spur girls from the small towns and villages of Punjab to explore opportunities in serving the nation as commissioned officers in the defence services.

To fulfil the aspirations of girls from the State who want to join defence services, Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann led the Punjab Government approved a path breaking initiative to start an NDA Preparatory Wing for Girls at Mai Bhago AFPI last year.

Presently, the second batch has started their training from April 2024 onwards, Aman Arora informed.

Expressing happiness over the three alumni being selected to join the Indian Air Force Academy, the Director of Mai Bhago AFPI Major General Jasbir Singh Sandhu, AVSM (Retd.) said that this achievement will further boost their efforts of sending more girls from the state to the various armed forces pre commission training academies. He also extended his best wishes to these lady cadets for their bright future ahead in the Indian Air Force.

Their selection is not just a personal triumph but a source of immense pride for Punjab, reinforcing its position as a cradle of talent and resilience. 

Punjab-origin girls serve as role models for aspiring youth across the region and beyond. Their achievement inspires hope and pride, showcasing Punjab's rich reservoir of talent and its contribution to the nation's defence forces.                    

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