Who was the First Woman Air Marshal?

The first Indian woman air marshal of the Indian Air Force is Padmavathy Bandopadhyay.

About Padmavathy Bandopadhyay

Padmavathy Bandopadhyay, was born on 4th of November in the year 1944 in Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, became the first Indian woman Air Marshal of the Air Force. She is also the 2nd woman of Indian armed forces who has been honored with three-star rank. Her Husband, S.N. Bandopadhyay, is a retired Wing Commander. She has two children (one is an engineer in US and second one is a doctor at Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Sciences, Delhi). She got her education from the Armed Forces Medical College, Kirori Mal College and Staff College in Wellington.

How Padmavathy Bandopadhyay became the First Indian Woman Air Marshal

She has joined the Indian Air Force in the year 1968 where she honored with the Vishisht Seva Medal for her big contribution into Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. She became the first Indian woman Air Marshal of the Air Force.

Achievements of Padmavathy Bandopadhyay as a First Indian Woman Air Marshal

  • She became the first woman air marshal of the Indian Air Force in 2002.
  • She is also the first woman who becomes a member at Indian Aerospace Medical Society, completed the Defence Service Staff College course in the year 1978 as well as first Indian woman who conducted the scientific research at North Pole.

What is Air Marshal

Air marshal is an air-officer of the Indian air force ranked three-star. They hold very senior post of the Indian air force like commander-in-chief.