She rescues 263 stranded Indians from Italy

She rescues 263 stranded Indians from Italy

With the unexpected coronavirus outbreak, many Indian students have been trapped in affected countries. And the government is also working relentlessly to evacuate Indians from the infected areas, safely to the country.

Among them, one name that we should all know is Swati Raval, who became the first civil woman pilot to extinct flight.

Commander of the Air India Boeing 777, Swati made sedulous efforts in bringing back 263 stranded Indians from Rome to Delhi and received huge accolades from Prime Minister Modi and several other Ministers.

This makes her the first female civil pilot to have undertaken a rescue mission. She made the nation proud and we extend our congratulation to her.

Her husband Ajit Kumar Bharadwaj tweeted - "I congratulate my wife Capt Swati Raval to become first civil women pilot to operate rescue flight @airindiain AI122 from Rome to Delhi to rescue 263 Indian students. Really proud #CoronavirusPandemic". On Monday, PM Modi hailed the crew of Air India which is putting efforts in evacuating stranded people from coronavirus-hit countries.

"Extremely proud of this team of @airindiain, which has shown utmost courage and risen to the call of humanity. Their outstanding efforts are admired by several people across India. #IndiaFightsCorona," the prime minister tweeted.

Air India, apart from Rome, has also evacuated stranded Indians from Milan last week and became the first airlines to evacuate Indians from Wuhan, the epicentre of Coronavirus. Just 24 hours later, the same aircraft also rescued 323 more Indians and 7 Maldivian nationals.