Indian Air Force

Bornali Gogoi Is The First Woman From Assam To Become IAF Wing Commander

by Femina

Another India’s daughter from the northeast has brought pride to the region; Bornali Gogoi was appointed to join the Indian Air Force. She’s the first Assamese female to join as the IAF as a wing commander.

Hailing from Lakhimpur district of Assam, Bornali joined the air force as a pilot officer on May 27, 1996. With her hard work and determination, she climbed up the ladder in the IAF. She was first promoted to the post of a flying officer and then as a flight lieutenant. Her recent promotion to the post of wing commander makes her the first female to receive the honour from Assam.

Always an excellent academic student, Bornali secured 16th rank in her matriculation exams in 1985. She was a student of Jorhat Higher Secondary School until class 10. She completed her higher secondary education from Cotton College, Guwahati, and then took admission in Assam Engineering College (AEC) to get a graduate degree in electronics and telecommunication.

She was the class topper during her college days. She went on to secure her master’s degree in engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science.

Her strong academics have always been proof of her determination. Her selection as the wing commander brings great pride to state.

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