Wing Commander Anjali Singh became India's first female military diplomat to be posted in any of the India missions abroad. The mission said in a tweet, Singh has joined the Indian Embassy in Russia as the Deputy Air Attache.

Singh, who was trained on MiG-29 fighter aircraft, joined duty on September 10. "Wing Commander Anjali Singh joined @IndEmbMoscow on September 10 as the Deputy Air Attache. She enjoys the distinction of being the first female Indian Armed Forces Officer to be posted as a military diplomat in any of the Indian missions abroad," the embassy said in a tweet.

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According to reports, the 41-year-old officer is an aeronautical engineer who served with fighter squadrons during her 17-year military career.

Initially from the three services, only male officers were appointed as military attaches, but Nirmala Sitharam backed the proposal to give military women more global exposure when she served as the defence minister. 

Singh hails from Bihar and is married. She also has an eight-year-old son. Before moving to Moscow, she was posted in Jodhpur.