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Meet Major Nikita Nair Who Unfurls the Flag with Prime Minister at Red Fort

Apart from her distinguished military achievements, Major Nikita Nair was also a former beauty pageant winner and an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer.

Major Nikita Nair: August 15th, India’s Independence Day, has always been a day marked by pride, pomp, and pageantry. This year, the ceremony at the Red Fort was not just another day in history; it was an extraordinary one. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a remarkable gesture, was accompanied by two women army officers, Major Nikita Nair and Major Jasmine Kaur, as they hoisted the national flag together.

A Glimpse into the Life of Major Nikita Nair

So, who exactly is Major Nikita Nair?

Apart from her distinguished military achievements, Major Nikita Nair was also a former beauty pageant winner and an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer. The world first took notice of her beauty and grace when she clinched the ‘May Queen Miss Pune’ title in 2013. But her accomplishments didn’t stop there. During her rigorous training at the Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai, her resilience, dedication, and charm earned her the title of ‘Miss OTA Chennai’.

But it wasn’t just her aesthetic appeal that set her apart; Major Nair’s leadership, discipline, and unwavering commitment to her nation were undeniable. It’s these qualities that brought her to the esteemed stage of the Red Fort alongside the Prime Minister.

Major Nikita Nair OTA Chennai
Major Nikita Nair OTA Chennai

The Celebrations at Red Fort

The ceremony was as grand as one could expect. The Ministry of Defence informed that the Rashtriya Salute, a ceremonial homage, was presented as the Prime Minister unfurled the National Flag. This honor was performed by an assembly comprising five officers and 128 Other Ranks from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Delhi Police. Major Abhinav Detha from the Army led this Inter-Services Guard and Police Guard.

Once the flag was majestically hoisted, the skies above the Red Fort witnessed a mesmerizing aerial display. Two Dhruv advanced light helicopters Mark-III, proudly made in India, scattered a sea of flower petals. With the ambiance set, the Prime Minister took the stage to address the nation, capturing the attention and hearts of billions.

Conclusion

In a country as diverse and vast as India, symbols matter. The decision to have Major Nikita Nair and Major Jasmine Kaur join the Prime Minister in the flag hoisting ceremony was symbolic of the changing face of India – one that recognizes, honors, and celebrates the contributions of women in defense and various other fields. Major Nikita Nair’s presence at the Red Fort on Independence Day was not only a personal achievement but also a testament to the evolving narrative of the Indian nation.

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