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Kargil War Female Pilot Warrior: Today every Indian is remembering the brave martyrs of the country. In the Kargil War, the Indian Army declared victory in the war by liberating the hills of Kargil from the occupation of Pakistani infiltrators. During this, Captain Vikram Batra was martyred. Everyone remembers the martyrdom of Vikram Batra, but do you know that some strong women were also involved in the Indian Army in the Kargil War, who helped convert this war into victory with their courage. His role is very important in the Kargil war. Two names are included in the strong women warriors of Kargil war, one is Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena and the other is Srividya Rajan. Flight Lieutenants Gunjan Saxena and Srividya Rajan not only countered enemy missiles during the Kargil War, but also carried helicopter logistics for the border personnel. Worked to immediately take the injured soldiers to the hospital. Let us know the story of the indomitable courage of Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena and the other Srividya Rajan.
Role of women pilots of air force
Before the Kargil war, women were not given full commission in the Air Force. In that era, women could serve the country only for 7 years through short service commission. Gunjan Saxena and Srividya Rajan were among the 25 trainee pilots who joined the first batch of the Indian Air Force in 1994.
Gunjan Saxena and Srividya Rajan entered the Kargil war
Belonging to a military family, Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena and Flight Lieutenant Srividya Rajan got a chance to do something for the country during the Kargil War in 1999. Before this he had never even flown a fighter jet. But when the war happened, the army needed a pilot. Gunjan Saxena and Srividya Rajan were looking for opportunities, and this was their chance. Both used to work to bring injured soldiers, supply ration.
Mission accomplished while countering Pakistani missiles
The responsibility of keeping an eye on the Pakistani position in the most important battlefield was also entrusted to these two women pilots. Both used to fly in such areas from where they could come under the missiles of the Pakistani army. However, she was not scared and for this mission flew in the battle field for the first time in a small Cheetah helicopter. They neither had anything for self-defense nor were the small Cheetah helicopters capable of taking on large missiles. But regardless of life, both took off and carried out their mission.