Manju, a lance naik in the Indian Army, has become the first woman soldier skydiver. She jumped off the ALH Dhruv chopper (Advanced Light Helicopter) on Tuesday from a height of 10,000 feet and scripted a record for being the first woman soldier to do so.
The Eastern Command on their official Twitter handle congratulated Manju on her feat and said, “This inspiring act will set an example for other women in the army.
Lance Naik Manju Becomes First Woman Soldier Skydiver
Lance Naik Manju is from the Corps of Military Police and was trained by the skydiving training team of the Indian Army’s Adventure Wing for this heroic jump, informed Army officials, as per a report by Asian News International.
Watch her inspiring jump here.
There have been various instances of women in the Indian army taking charge and putting forth their best foot forward.
In May 2022, Captain Abhilasha Barak scripted history by becoming the first woman combat aviator in the Indian Army. She graduated at a ceremony held at the Combat Army Aviation Training School in Nashik. During the ceremony, she credited her achievement to the fact that she has grown up in military Cantonments across the country and so, joining the forces came naturally to her.
She attained ‘A’ grade in the Army Air Defence Young officers course and 75.70 per cent in Air Traffic Management and Air Laws course. Not only this, she passed the promotional exam, Part B, on her first attempt.
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