Captain Shiva Chouhan becomes first women officer operationally deployed at Kumar Post in Siachen
Captain Shiva Chouhan, an officer from the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers, became the first woman officer to be operationally deployed at Kumar Post in the Siachen Glacier, which is located at an altitude of 15,632 feet.
“Capt. Shiva Chouhan of Fire and Fury Sappers became the first woman officer to be operationally deployed in Kumar Post, post completion of arduous training, at the highest battlefield of the world Siachen,” the Army’s Leh-based 14 Corps said on Twitter.
Capt. Chouhan from Rajasthan is a Bengal Sapper Officer commissioned in May 2021. She got inducted to the Siachen Glacier on January 2. The team of Sappers led by her will be responsible for numerous combat engineering tasks and will be deployed at the post for a duration of three months, the Army said, adding she had undergone a month’s training at the Siachen Battle School along with other personnel.
She has done her schooling from Udaipur and holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from NJR Institute of Technology, Udaipur.
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