Young Flying Officer of Punjab Raghav Arora gets ‘Sword of Honour’

Flying Officer Raghav Arora, who hails from Pathankot and is an alumnus of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparedness Institute (MRSAFPI), Mohali, has been awarded the coveted ‘Sword of Honor’ and ‘Best in Flying’ trophy at the combined graduation level. to be done. The Parade (CGP) was held at Air Force Academy, Dindigul, Hyderabad.

Raghav graduated from AFPI’s sixth course in 2018 to go to the National Defense Academy. His parents are doctors and are currently running a pharmaceutical business. A statement issued by MRSAFPI said that he has excelled in Volleyball and Squash and also does sketching and oil painting in his spare time apart from being a part of the sailing team of NDA.

He has been allotted fighter stream and will now proceed to Air Force Station, Bidar for his third phase
Flight training on Hawk-Mk-132 aircraft.

Another alumnus of Maharaja Ranjit Singh AFPI (Sixth Course) Shubhdeep Singh Aulakh was also commissioned into the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force and assigned to the Fighters Stream. After graduating from MRSAFPI, Aulakh joined the 140th NDA Course and later joined the 140th Course at Air Force Academy, Hyderabad and graduated on June 18, 2022.

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Aulakh earned many awards and trophies. He was first overall in flying in the AFA, first overall in ground subjects and the coveted trophy of the most accomplished cadet of his flying course. Also, he finished second in the overall order of merit for his course. Notably, Aulakh’s father is also an IAF veteran, who retired as a Wing Commander.