Colonel Geeta Rana became the first woman officer to command a field workshop
Colonel Geeta Rana of the Indian Army's Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers has become the first woman officer of the Indian Army to command a field workshop on the forward front in eastern Ladakh.
An Overview of the news:
Ms. Rana is currently a Colonel in the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME).
The Indian Army has also approved women officers to take up the role of commanders.
After this Colonel Geeta has become the first woman officer to achieve this achievement. Colonel Geeta will command the independent field workshop deployed along the China border.
Increasing role of women officers in the army:
The Indian Army has recently released 108 vacancies for women military officers to command independent units in the Corps of Engineers, Ordnance, Electronics and Mechanical Engineers and other branches.
In future other women military officers may also be given such appointments. Women officers who will be able to get approval from the boards can also be given command roles and in future they can be given appointments in higher positions.
The Indian Army is also inducting women military personnel in military exercises with friendly countries.
Along with this, women military officers are also being sent for peacekeeping missions.
Army Chief General Manoj Pandey is in favour of giving all possible opportunities to women officers in the Army.
Very soon women military personnel can be given appointments in the Artillery Regiment in the Army.
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