A girl from a remote village of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir has been selected for training for grant of short service commission in AE(L) branch of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Tahirah Rehman, a resident of village Khodbani in Khawas Tehsil, which is 145 km from Rajouri district, is the daughter of ex-honorary captain Abdul Rehman.

She is the first Gujjar girl from Jammu and Kashmir to be selected for flying officer in Indian Air Force. She is the second from the Rajouri district after flying officer Maya Sudan from the Lamberi village.

“My husband served the nation for 30 years and my children also want to serve the nation. My daughter has worked very hard. I am thankful to the people here for their constant support. I am very happy and wish like my daughter other children of this district make their parents proud,” her mother Rakia Begum said on Tuesday.

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