Outperforming her contemporaries, ONGC engineer Shilpy Gargmukh has become India's first lady officer to be inducted into Territorial Army.
Shilpy, who is currently working with ONGC Ankleshwar, holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Bisra Insititute of Technology, Dhanbad.
Talking about her remarkable accomplishment, Shilpi said that both her brothers are serving in the armed forces and now she will also serve the nation as a combat soldier. She said she was always fascinated by the olive green uniform and is all set to embark on her new journey.
The Centre in June this year told the Delhi High Court that women can join and serve in Territorial Army in its railway engineering regiments and will also be considered for honorary commissions. The government's submission came in response to a PIL seeking recruitment of women in TA.
Territorial Army is second line of defence after regular army that receives military training and renders its services to the nation at the time of emergency.
(Feature image source: ongcindia.com)