Pooja Thakur, who led Obama's guard of honour, takes IAF to court

New Delhi: Wing Commander Pooja Thakur takes Indian Air Force to the Court after being denied permanent commission to her.

Pooja thakur led the guard of Honour during US President Barack Obama's visit here last year.

Obama had said later said the sight of "incredible" Indian women in the armed forces was one of his "favourite things" in India.

The wing Commander says in a petition that IAF's decision to deny her permanent commission is " biased, discriminatory, arbitrary, and unreasonable".

Permanent commission means women officers get an opportunity to rise to the rank of Lieutenant General and retire at 60 with full benefits like the men do. Sources say it is given to women on a case-to-case basis.

The daughter of an army colonel, the Rajasthan officer joined the Air Force in 2000.