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5 Things That You Should Know About Aanchal Gangwal, A Tea Seller’s Daughter Who Is Now An IAF Flying Officer

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Obstacles cannot stop a person from achieving dreams if one has the will and this has been proved by a tea seller’s 24-year-old daughter, Aanchal Gangawal, who has recently joined the IAF (Indian Air Force) as a flying officer. 

She was commissioned to IAF a few days ago. However, it was a very tough journey for Aanchal as sometimes her father did not have enough money to spend on her education and pay the dues. 

Here, we list out 5 things about Aanchal Gangwal that we all should know as Indians. 

1. Her inspiration

One of the bravest operations conducted by the Indian Air Force to evacuate stranded people in Uttarakhand in 2013 inspired Aanchal to set her goal to be an IAF pilot. 

2. Her life

Aanchal is a computer science graduate from a government college in Neemuch. 

She was first selected as a sub-inspector in Madhya Pradesh Police but she later switched her job after she was selected as a labor inspector in MP. 

3. Her mantra

She had doggedly pursued her dreams to become an IAF pilot and was recommended in SSB (Services Selection Board) after the 6th attempt. 

She failed 5 times but she never gave up on her dreams. 

4. Her family

She has 2 siblings and both of them are disciplined & determined. 

During one of the interviews, her father recalled how his three children used to watch their parents silently when they were doing roadside tea-stall business and never demanded anything beyond reach. 

5. Her sports’ interests

Being an outstanding student her entire life, Aanchal was also a basketball player. 

Watch her father’s interview to know more about this superwoman. 


The girl has received praise from an eminent politician, Shivraj Singh Chouhan who is Madhya Pradesh’s Chief Minister. 

The girl is a true warrior and an inspiration for those who are facing the toughest times and still have big dreams in their eyes. 
Jai Hind.

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