Capt Shiva Chauhan, the 1st Woman Army Officer deployed at Siachen Glacier above 15k height

Tawi, Jan 03: In a significant development, Capitan
Shiva Chauhan, a women army officer has become the first
woman to be posted on operational duty at the highest
battleground on the Siachen glacier, with the peaks ranging
above 15000 feet.
Officials told the posting of the first woman officers came after the
government's policy to increase the number of women in combat
The development was shared by based army's Fire and Fury
Corps (14 Corps). Capt Chauhan achieved the rare feat and
became the first woman officer to be deployed at the highest
battleground in Kumar Post on the Siachen glacier.
“Capt Shiva Chauhan of Fire and Fury Sappers became the first
woman officer to be operationally deployed in Kumar Post, at the
highest battlefield of the ,” tweeted the official account of
Fire and Fury Corps of the Indian Army. The Twitter post has
added the caption, 'Breaking the Glass Ceiling', celebrating
Shiva's feat.
Earlier, Capt Shiva had to undergo a month long arduous training
at Siachen Battle School along with other personnel before her

posting in Kumar Post located at height of 15,632 feet on the
Siachen glacier on January 2.
Capt Shiva Chouhan was put through rigorous training which
included endurance training, ice wall climbing, avalanche and
crevasse rescue and survival drills, at the Siachen Battle School
“The team of Sappers led by Capt Shiva Chouhan will be
responsible for numerous combat engineering tasks and will be
deployed at the post for a duration of three months,” an army
spokesperson said.
The Siachen Glacier is the highest battleground on earth, where
and Pakistan have fought intermittently since 1984.—(KNO)