Srinagar, July 28
Air commodore Hilal Ahmad Rather has turn out to be a buzz identify in Kashmir in a single day.
Hilal noticed off the primary batch of Rafale jets which took off from France to India on Monday. Among different issues, he has additionally been related to the weaponisation of the Rafale plane for acclamitisation to Indian necessities.
Hilal is presently India’s Air Attache in France.
The profession particulars of this officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF) learn just like the ornament scroll of the very best flying officer anyplace on the earth.
Born within the south Kashmir’s Anantnag district to center class mother and father, Hilal’s father, late Mohammad Abdullah Rather retired as a deputy superintendent of police (Dy SP) in J&Okay police division.
He has three sisters and is the one son of his mother and father.
Hilal studied in Sainik School in Nagrota city of Jammu district. He was commissioned in IAF as a fighter pilot on December 17, 1988.
He grew to become flight lieutenant in 1993, wing commander in 2004, group captain in 2016 and air commodore in 2019.
He graduated from defence providers workers faculty (DSSC). He additionally graduated from air battle faculty (USA) with distinction. He gained sword of honour in NDA.
Hilal is recipient of Vayu Sena medal and Vishisht Seva medal.
With an impeccable report of three,000 accident-free flying hours on mirage-2000, MIG-21 and Kiran plane, Hilal’s identify will now without end be related to Rafale in India. — IANS