Among the brave heroes in the Indian army, who have every bit of grit and determination in them, we have some extraordinary women in the armed forces who are part of the history too:
Punita Arora: She has served in the army for 37 years and is first female Vice Admiral in the navy and also first woman to hold the rank of Lieutenant General in the Indian Armed Forces.
Padmavathy Bandopadhyay: She has set her own bar with being the first woman to become Air Marshal of the Indian Air Force, become a fellow of the Aerospace Medical Society and conduct an experiment in extreme cold conditions at North Pole.
Divya Ajith Kumar: At just a tender age of 21, she became the first woman in the Indian Army to be presented with the 'Sword of Honor'.
Priya Jhingan: In 1992, Priya became the first woman to join the Indian Army. Indian Army opened admissions to women much later than Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force.
Ganeve Lalji: She was the first woman to receive the distinction of aide-de-camp in the Indian Army. She proved her ability after several hardships.
Deepika Misra: Deepika was the first IAF woman pilot who underwent training for the helicopter aerobatic team, Sarang. The team is one of the only four helicopter military display team in the world.
Shanti Tigga: Shanti was 35 and mother to 2 kids when she finished 1.5 km run 5 seconds before her male co-cadets to become first jawan of the Indian army.
Nivedita Choudhary: Nivedita is the first woman from the Indian Air Force to reach to the peak of Mt.Everest.
By: Neha Maheshwari