Priya Jhingan

Priya Jhingan is an Indian Army officer and Lady Cadet No 1 and Silver Medalist from the first batch of 25 lady officers who were commissioned in the Indian Army in 1993. Being the daughter of a police officer, Priya initially wanted to join the Indian Police Service but decided to write to the then Chief of Army Staff General Sunith Francis Rodrigues to allow her to join the army. Her request was accepted in 1992 for training at the Officers Training Academy in Chennai. She started her military training from 21 September 1992 along with 24 other lady cadets. She graduated as the Silver Medallist of the First Women’s Course on 06 March 1993 Her request to join an infantry battalion was rejected by the army as there were no such provisions for the same .

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68 Inspiring Women in India

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Who says that girls cannot do anything, you should know that girls have created history if you are a girl or not, but if you want to do something better in your life, then you can do just the courage to do something. Year after year, gutsy, bright, and indomitable women from all over India…