Colonel Shuchita Shekhar Becomes First Female Officer Of Communication Zone Mechanical Transport Battalion

This is inspiring!

There is no place for women in the army, they said. But look how the tables have turned and the tides have changed! Women are taking up leadership positions in the defence sector, and setting examples for young girls who aspire to serve the nation when they grow up. In what comes a piece of good news along the same lines, it has been announced that the first woman officer in the Army Service Corps has been appointed! Yes, Colonel Shuchita Shekhar has gone on the become the first to assume this role, and pictures of her officially accepting her duty have surfaced on social media.

Colonel Shuchita Shekhar is the first woman in history who has been appointed as the Army Service Corps officer who will oversee the maintenance of the Supply Chain of the Northern Command, the battalion whose headquarters are in Udhampur. Colonel Shuchita Shekhar has been given the responsibility to look after the Communication Zone Mechanical Transport Battalion which will look after the maintenance.

Congratulations and messages of pride poured in from internet users when this news was shared. One of them wrote that feel extremely proud when a woman joins the army and another wished more power to our women.

It is indeed a matter of pride that women more women are being taken on board in the Army, navy and air force. Just a few days ago, Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh heralded a flight over Ladakh amid the ongoing tensions with China. She broke the glass ceiling and went on to become the first female pilot to ever fly the Rafale jet. In 2022, Shivangi Singh led the Indian Air Force tableau at the Republic Day parade, and become the second woman in history who was a part of the airforce tableau.

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Kudos to these women who are becoming role models for the younger generation, and proving women deserve a place in the army, too!

Image – ANI Twitter

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