7 Interesting facts about Gunjan Saxena


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  1. 1 Gunjan completed her education and graduated from Delhi University's Hansraj College.


  2. 2 Gunjan was honoured with the Shaurya Vir Award.


  3. 3 Gunjan Saxena served Indian Air Force for 7 years


  4. 4 In a near death experience, Gunjan’s Cheetah helicopter fortunately missed a missile fired by the Pakistan Army


  5. 5 Her Army career began on a historic note as Gunjan was included in the first batch of women IAF trainee pilots in 1994.


  6. 6 She became the first Indian Airforce woman who went to war.


  7. 7 Gunjan got the opportunity to put to use her tough training in 1999, when war broke out in Kargil. Flight Lieutenant Saxena and her colleague Flight Lieutenant Srividya Rajan were given the responsibility to undertake medical evacuations, drop supplies and identify Pakistan’s positions in the war zone.



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