Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma and his daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma created history by becoming the Indian Air Force’s first father-daughter duo to fly fighter jets together.
Ananya completed her B Tech in Electronics and Communication. She was commissioned as a fighter pilot in December 2021. Her father Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma joined the IAF in 1989. He acquired vast experience of fighter operations as he commanded a Mig-21 Sqn and also a frontline fighter station.
The duo created history on May 30, 2022, when they flew in the same formation of Hawk-132 aircraft at the Air Force Station at Bidar where Ananya is currently undergoing training.