A young boy from Jaipur (Rajasthan) has made it to the United States Army, where he will be serving as a scientist in the US army's AH-64E combat fighter helicopter unit, according to a Times of India report.
Identified as Monark Sharma, he will be getting a pay package of nothing less than 1.2 crore per annum. He has been assigned multiple roles, which include designing, inspection, manufacturing and maintenance of the fighter plane inducted in the US army this year.
Monark has started his career as a junior scientist in NASA, and then joined US Army in 2016.
Mr Sharma has also bagged two prestigious awards - Army Service Medal and Safety Excellence Award both in 2016.
Currently, Monark Sharma is on India tour giving lectures at several institutes over leadership.
"I may not have got the opportunity to serve in the Indian armed force but all my moves in the US were intended to bring pride for my country. Here I am reaching out to my fellow Indian students to inspire them that anyone can attain success in life with sheer hard work," Sharma is quoted as saying by TOI.
"Here NASA offered me a job and a green card. I was awarded citizenship through US army in 2016," Sharma added.
Monark Sharma did his schooling from Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain School in C Scheme, Jaipur and Bachelors in electronics and communication from Jaipur National University.