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In A First, Indian Army Commissions 5 Women Officers In Artillery Regiment

The Indian Army has inducted five women officers in their Artillery Regiment for the first time.

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For the first time, the Indian Army has appointed five women officers to its artillery regiment. After successfully completing their training at the Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai on Saturday, the women officers joined the Regiment of Artillery.

According to reports, the military sources said that the women officers who joined the Regiment of Artillery are Lt Mehak Saini, Lt Sakshi Dubey, Lt Aditi Yadav and Lt Pious Mudgil.

Out of the five women officers, three are posted to units deployed along the borders with China and the other two in "challenging locations" near the frontier with Pakistan, reportedly. 

“The commissioning of women officers into the Regiment of Artillery is a testament to the ongoing transformation in the Indian Army,” said the media reports.

In January, Chief of Army Staff Gen Manoj Pande announced the decision of commissioning women officers into artillery units. The proposal was later approved by the government.

(With PTI inputs)

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