Captain Geetika Koul of the Snow Leopard Brigade has become the first woman medical officer in the Indian Army to be deployed at Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield, the Fire and Fury Corps announced on Tuesday.
This achievement follows Captain Koul’s successful completion of rigorous induction training at the esteemed Siachen Battle School. The training, considered a formidable test of physical and mental endurance, covers various aspects such as high-altitude acclimatization, survival techniques, and specialized medical procedures.
In a social media post, the Fire and Fury Corps of the Indian Army declared, “Captain Geetika Koul from the Snow Leopard Brigade becomes the first Woman Medical officer of the Indian Army to be deployed at the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen after successfully completing the induction training at Siachen Battle School.”
Siachen, situated in the northern Himalayas, is renowned not only for its strategic importance but also for its harsh climate and demanding topography. Captain Geetika Koul’s deployment as the inaugural woman medical officer to this extreme battlefield represents a significant stride towards gender inclusion within the Indian Army.