ITANAGAR, July 3: Takar Toko, Arunachal's first and only commercial airline pilot, has achieved a significant milestone in his aviation career by being promoted to the prestigious rank of Commander.

Toko, a native of Yazali in Kei Panyor district joined Air India in 2017 and his journey to becoming a commercial airline pilot has been a source of inspiration for many in the state.

With approximately 3,500 flying hours to his credit, Toko's expertise and dedication to his profession have been widely recognized within the aviation community.

Also, as the first commercial airline pilot from the region, Toko has paved the way for aspiring pilots from the state and has become a symbol of determination and success.

Reflecting on his promotion, Toko expressed his gratitude to his family, mentors, and colleagues who have supported him throughout his journey.

"This promotion is a testament to the hard work and dedication that I have put into my career. I am deeply grateful for the support I have received from my family, friends, and the aviation community," he said.