A 22-year-old artist, Saurav Chordia from Basugaon, Assam, has designed the arm patches worn by the pilots who flew India’s new Rafale fighter planes from France to Ambala airbase in Punjab. It was a proud moment for Chordia when the pilots of Squadron 17, also known as the Golden Arrows, wore the arm patches on their uniforms. Chordia began designing arm patches when he was 18. Growing up, he always wanted to be a pilot but his weak eyesight left him with an unfulfilled dream.
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