International Women’s Day 2023 Indian Army Female Officers: International Women’s Day is being celebrated on 8 March. Women’s Day is celebrated globally every year. The purpose of celebrating this day is to make women aware of their rights, to honor them for their contribution to the society and to give equal opportunities to women to work in every field as men. The condition of women has improved in the last few decades. Today women are working in many fields and are contributing in nation building. Talking about Indian women, there was a time when they used to stay behind the four walls of the house. Nurturing home, family and children, but today she is protecting India from external danger on the border of the country. Today many women are working in high positions in the Indian Army. Some women are flying powerful fighter aircraft in the Air Force while some are increasing India’s pride in Navy uniform. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, know about the most powerful women officers in the Indian Army, whose indomitable courage is raising the nation’s pride and inspiring every woman.
First woman Lieutenant General Punita Arora
Many women officers have joined the Indian Army, who are engaged in the service of the country while working in many positions, but the credit goes to Punita Arora for opening the way to the Defense Department for these women officers. Punita Arora was the first Lieutenant General of the Indian Navy. Punita Arora was born on 13 October 1932 in Lahore province of Pakistan before independence. In the year 2004, she became the first Indian woman to be appointed to the rank of Lieutenant General of the Indian Navy. Punita served in the Navy for 36 years and received a total of 15 medals during her tenure.
First martyr woman Kiran Shekhawat
Joining of women in the Indian Army is an achievement, but the sacrifice for the country is a matter of pride. This pride is registered in the name of the country’s first Indian woman martyr Kiran Shekhawat. Kiran Shekhawat was born on 1 May 1988 in Sefraguwar, Rajasthan. Lt Kiran Shekhawat was the first woman officer to die on duty after getting married in Haryana. In the year 2010, Kiran Shekhawat was admitted to the Indian Navy. A Dornier surveillance aircraft crashed in Goa on the night of 24 March 2015. Lieutenant Kiran Shekhawat was martyred in this accident.
First woman Air Marshal Padmavati Bandopadhyay
Padmavati Bandhopadhyay was the first woman Air Marshal of the Indian Air Force. Padmavati Bandhopadhyay joined the Air Force in 1968 and was ready to serve the country for 34 years. And in the year 2002, Padmavati was promoted to the post of Air Vice Marshal.
Kargil Girl Gunjan Saxena
Famous Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena is also known as Kargil Girl. Gunjan Saxena had shown her mettle in front of the enemies during the Kargil war. She was the first woman pilot to fight the Pakistani army on the Indian side during the Kargil War. Gunjan Saxena has been honored with the Shaurya Veer Award.