Saturday, June 10, 2023

Galwan hero’s wife becomes Army officer; posted to eastern Ladakh


New Delhi: Rekha Singh, wife of Naik Deepak Singh who was killed in the Galwan Valley clashes in 2020, has been commissioned into the Indian Army as a Lieutenant, officials said on Saturday.

She has been posted to a frontline base along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, they said Lt Singh on Saturday completed her one-year training at the Chennai-based Officers Training Academy (OTA).

Naik Singh was from the 16th Battalion of Bihar Regiment and he was posthumously awarded Vir Chakra in 2021.

The newly commissioned Army officer, in a word of advice to other lady officers, asked to have faith in themselves.

“I would like to advise all the lady officers to believe in themselves and do whatever they want to do. Do not think about what others are thinking,” she said.

She extended best wishes to the women officers who were commissioned into the Army.

(With inputs from agencies)


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