Thakur leading the Guard of Honour during US President Barack Obama’s visit last year ndtv
Thakur has described IAF’s decision as “biased, discriminatory, arbitrary and unreasonable”.
Wing Cdr Pooja Thakur ndtv
However, each branch of the IAF has different criteria to grant women permanent commission and it is done on a case-to-case basis.
The defence forces, in a first, had chosen women officers to lead their marching contingents during the Republic Day parade last year.
Thakur joined the IAF in 2000 and belongs to the administrative branch.