Pride of Kashmir: Meet Rafale's first pilot, Air Commodore Hilal Ahmed Rather from Anantnag

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Hilal Ahmad Rather, IAF officer from Kashmir, who played key role in Rafale delivery
28 July 2020

U will be surprised to know the first pilot to fly Rafale is Air Commodore Hilal Ahmed Rather of Sainik School Nagrota and is originally from Anantnag, Kashmir. Presently he is Indian Defence Attaché in Paris France. He ensured its quick delivery and weaponised it as per Indian conditions. He won Sword of honour in NDA when he passed out and is presently one of finest fighter pilot of India