First Pak women paratroopers make history

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The Pakistan Army, in another landmark achievement, successfully completed the first ever Lady Officers Para Trooping Course at Para Training School, Peshawar. In this connection, a simple but impressive ceremony was held at Tarbella where Lady Officers were awarded with the Para Wings (Insignia) by Major General Abid Rafique, General Officer Commanding Special Service Group. According to ISPR, a total of 24 Lady Officers of Pakistan Army successfully completed three weeks Basic Air Borne course at Parachute Training School Peshawar. Captain Sadia was the first lady officer who jumped from MI-17 helicopter and marked the history whereas Captain Kiran Ashraf was declared the best paratrooper of the batch. Besides challenging physical training, Para jumping course involved training in exit, flight and landing techniques. The paratroopers are taught to control their parachutes while descending and to carryout emergency measures such as untwisting their rigging lines, taking the necessary action upon collision with another parachutist and landing in water. The chief of the Army Staff congratulated all the lady officers and their training staff on successful completion of training and valued their level of high morale. APP