Woman to lead Indian contingent at multinational army exercise

Posted on:03 Mar 2016 15:06:20

Woman to lead Indian contingent at multinational army exercise
03 March 2016 Current Affairs: The first woman officer to lead an Indian Army training contingent in a large multinational exercise. Qureshi, from the Corps of Signals, is leading the Indian Army contingent of 40 soldiers at the ASEAN Plus Multinational Field Training Exercise, ‘Ex Force 18.This is the second time in the recent past that a woman officer has taken upon a greater role in the forces, the first being Wing Commander Pooja Thakur, who led the Guard of Honour for US President Barack Obama during his visit to India last year.Contingents from 17 ASEAN Plus countries have participated in this exercise in Pune, which will focus on Peace Keeping Operations (PKO) and Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA). Qureshi is also the only woman among all participating countries to lead a contingent. 


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