Joint IAF/BSF Women Camel Expedition
NEW DELHI. Indian Air Force (IAF) embarked upon an all women camel expedition along with Border Security Force ( BSF) from Utarlai (Barmer, Rajasthan) to Attari (Amritsar, Punjab). The team was flagged off from Air Force Station Uttarlai on Independence Day, August 15. The expedition is planned with a team of 10 Women Air Warriors of IAF and 10 Women personnel from BSF. The expedition will conclude on September 30, 2017.
The team of 10 IAF women Air Warriors is led by Sqn Ldr Anioushka Lomas and is attempting this unique feat in desert areas of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab. Earlier in the year 2011, IAF had created history by hoisting tri-colour and IAF flag on top of the world during the all women Mt Everest Expedition. During the 1,400 km expedition, the team will interact with civilians with an aim to spread awareness about 'Swachh Bharat' and ' Beti Bachao Beti Padhao'
Abhiyan, as also spread awareness about IAF and its role.