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Ponung Doming becomes first woman officer from Arunachal Pradesh to be appointed as Lt. Colonel

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 September 2019, 16:52 IST
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A piece of empowering news is coming in from Arunachal Pradesh where Major Ponung Doming created history by becoming the first woman officer to be elevated to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Major Ponung Doming is the first woman officer from Arunachal Pradesh to achieve the feat.

Ponung Doming was elevated from the rank of Major to that of lieutenant colonel in the Indian Army. Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu congratulated Ponung Doming as he wrote on Twitter, “A proud moment for all of us... Major #PonungDoming creates history. She is the first woman Army officer from #Arunachal to be elevated to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the #IndianArmy. Hearty congratulations and best wishes! @adgpi.”

 

“I am happy and delighted that the chief minister has also congratulated me which is no less a great motivation,” a local media report quoted Ponung as saying.

Women in the Indian Army are now taking leadership roles now, which is empowering. Last month, Wing Commander Shaliza Dhami became the first woman officer of the Indian Air Force to be elevated as the Flight Commander of a flying unit.

First published: 24 September 2019, 16:52 IST
 
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