In a first, Indian Army inducts five women officers into artillery regiment
New Delhi, April 29: In a first, the Indian Army has inducted five women officers into its artillery regiment. Women officers who joined the Regiment of Artillery are Lt Mehak Saini, Lt Sakshi Dubey, Lt Aditi Yadav and Lt Pious Mudgil.
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According to military sources, the women officers joined the Regiment of Artillery after successfully completing their training at the Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai on Saturday.
According to sources, three of the five women officers are posted to units deployed along the borders with China and the other two in "challenging locations" near the frontier with Pakistan.
Sources, further added that the commissioning of women officers into the Regiment of Artillery is a testament to the ongoing transformation in the Indian Army.
Earlier, in January, Chief of Army Staff Gen Manoj Pande announced the decision of commissioning women officers into artillery units which was later approved by the government.
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- With inputs from agencies