28 - 09 - 2020

Tripura boy Arunava now fighter pilot of IAF, honoured with the 'Sword of Honour'

Agartala, Dec 25, 2019: A boy from Tripura achieved a remarkable feat. Arunava Chakraborty, possibly the first pilot of a fighter aircraft in the Indian Air Force (IAF),among the 127 fighter pilots who joined the IAF recently Arunava secured the top position and was honoured with the 'Sword of Honour' conferred by the IAF air chief marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhaduria. 

Arunava was a student of 'Shishu Vihar' school of Agartala. His father Jagadbandhu Chakraborty was an engineer of the state's PWD department while his mother Alaka Chakraborty was a housewife. His lone sister Arnamita Chakraborty is a software engineer outside the state. Arunava had dream of flying high in the sky from his boyhood and after studying up to class VII in Shishu Vihar school he got admitted to Rashtriya Military Academy in Dehrdun and completed his higher secondary from there. 

 

Arunava followed this up with his advanced studies in Pune and kept up is practice in flying. This pushed him up to the top level of career and he acquired 130 hours flying experience. In a message to the youths of the state Arunava called upon all the youngmen and women to try to join the Indian Air Force as fighter pilots.