Brisbane-girl Khushroop Kaur Sandhu has joined Royal Australian Air Force as an aircraftwoman.
Five years after her mother, Manjit Kaur, 20-year-old Khushroop Kaur has also made a mark by enlisting in the Royal Australian Airforce. She has been recruited as an aircraftwoman in the Royal Australian Air Force.
Manjeet Kaur had arrived in Australia in 2009 on a student visa with her husband, S. Roop Singh Sandhu and two daughters. The family became Australian permanent residents in 2013, and Manjit Kaur joined RAF‘s medical wing in 2017.
Khushroop was 15 years old when her mother became an RAF officer. She wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Manjit and Khushroop are the first mother-daughter Indian duo serving in the Air Force of any other country.
After completing Class XII, Khushroop cleared the RAAF test. After finishing her training, she has decided to pursue her career in the cybercrime wing.
“People should not consider girls any lesser than boys. We have never stopped the women of our family from doing anything,” said Paramjit Kaur, Khushroop’s grandmother, in an interview with The Tribune.