Col Geeta Rana becomes first woman officer to command EME unit near China border
New Delhi, March 9 (ANI): After the Indian Army recently allowed women officers to hold command posts, Colonel Geeta Rana of the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers has become the first woman officer to head an independent field workshop. Eastern Ladakh sector with China.
Indian Army officials of the Fire and Fury Corps tweeted, “Colonel Geeta Rana of the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers has become the first woman officer to head an independent field workshop at a forward and remote location in eastern Ladakh.
The officer assumed command of the EME Independent Workshop after the Army cleared 108 vacancies for women officers to take command of independent units in Corps of Engineers, Ordnance, EME and other branches.
They said that many posts of women officers have already come out and such lists will come out soon as the boards are compiled and the results announced.
Female officers who clear the boards will be given command responsibilities and may be considered for future promotions to higher ranks in the force.
Army has started involving women soldiers in joint exercises and peacekeeping operations with allied countries.
Army chief Manoj Pandey is in favor of providing all possible opportunities to women officers and soldiers and their entry into artillery regiments is expected to be allowed soon. (ANI)
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