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Kerala will always salute these IAF pilots for their courage

via Men and women of the Indian Air Force who conducted rescue missions in Kerala's worst deluge speak to 's Archana Masih. The crew of a rescue team led by Wing Commander B K Sahu (in red), Co-pilot Squadron Leader J P Mothsra (on his right), Flight Gunner Sergeant Sudhir (far right) and Garud Commando Vikas (left)  Photograph: Kind courtesy Wing Commander B K Sahu. Two years after she was commissioned as an Indian Air Force pilot, Flight Lieutenant Swati Rathore was on her first rescue mission. Among the youngest and the only lady pilot from her unit deployed in the Kerala flood rescue effort, the Ajmer native flew four sorties on day one with her commanding officer Wing Commander Shivang Kumar. "It was raining and there was water everywhere. People were holding out cloth pieces as a signal and waving out. The first house we approached