Woman Army Officer Sets the Bar Higher, Partakes in High Altitude Patrol in Arunachal

Woman Army Officer Sets the Bar Higher, Partakes in High Altitude Patrol in Arunachal

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Itanagar, June 22, 2019:

In a truly jaw-dropping display of bravery, Captain Kalpana Kundu, a young Medical Officer of the Indian Army undertook an arduous high altitude Patrol in the mighty Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh on 20 June, 2019. In this rare feat, the young woman volunteered and accompanied an important patrol in an inhospitable terrain to provide medical cover to her brethren deployed along the Line of Actual Control.

This was in the true tradition of Indian Army where officers lead from the front and Kalpana has proven that woman is never behind men when it comes to performing feats of bravery.

This young woman proven that valour and bravery is shown by strength of character and a person -- if he or she is brave enough -- can show that character or ability irrespective of gender or any other attribute.

Women nowadays are not lagging behind in the armed forces. It may be mentioned that in 2018, India's then-Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman soared high on a Sukhoi-30 MKI jet, the first Indian woman defence minister to go on a sortie on the all-weather, long-range fighter, inspiring all the girls in the country.

More and more young girls are now being encouraged to join the army, which is a greatly encouraging sign for the nation. This is truly the way towards equality in the country.

All wings of the Indian Armed Forces allow women in combat roles (junior ranks) and combat supervisory roles (officers), except Indian Army (support roles only) and Special Forces of India (trainer role only) (c. 2017). Indian Air Force had 13.09% and 8.5%, Indian Navy 6% and 2.8% women, and Indian Army 3.80% and 3% in December 2018 and december 2014 respectively.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jun 23, 2019