PNS | New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lauded the deployment of the first woman army officer at Siachen, saying this highlights the spirit of India’s “Nari Shakti” (women power). Captain Shiva Chauhan from the Corps of Engineers has been posted at a frontline post in Siachen Glacier, in a first such operational deployment of an woman army officer at the world’s highest battlefield.
Modi tweeted, “This will make every Indian proud, illustrating the spirit of India’s Nari Shakti”. The officer was posted at the Kumar post, located at an altitude of around 15,600 feet in Siachen, on Monday for a three-month stint after she underwent rigorous training, Army officials said.