Kashmir gets its first Muslim woman pilot

Kashmir gets its first Muslim woman pilot

SRINAGAR: Iram Habib has become the first Kashmiri Muslim woman to become a pilot.


Habib has become the second woman pilot after Tanvi Raina, a Kashmiri Pandit, who joined Air India as the first female pilot from the occupied valley in 2016.


Habib will be joining a private airline as a commercial pilot from this month.


According to the Times of India, Habib’s father is a supplier of surgical instruments.


Becoming a pilot was Habib’s childhood ambition and she gave up a short-term goal of getting a doctorate degree in forestry to become a pilot.


The 30-year-old is currently taking classes in Delhi to get a commercial pilot license.


Speaking to TOI, Habib said, she completed her basic training from Miami in the US in 2016.


“Everyone was surprised to find that I am a Kashmiri Muslim doing flying but I went ahead to achieve my goal,” she said.


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