Indian Army’s captain Kalpana Kundu had gone through an arduous high altitude patrol in the Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh on 20 June, Thursday to provide medical cover to Army personnel posted along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). LAC marks the border between India and China.
Kalpana Kundu is a Captain in the Army’s Medical Corps which is a specialized wind in the army that provides medical care to all the army personnel including the serving and the veterans. The Indian Army stated that the women officer volunteered for the patrol and completed it successfully.
Capt Kalpana Kundu, Medical Officer of #IndianArmy undertook an arduous high altitude Patrol in the mighty Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh on 20 June to provide medical cover to her brethren deployed along #LAC #WomenEmpowerment@adgpi @SpokespersonMoD pic.twitter.com/lqLEOUNseD
— EasternCommand_IA (@easterncomd) June 22, 2019
Praising her dedication and will power, Eastern Command of the Indian army tweeted “Capt Kalpana Kundu, Medical officer of #IndianArmy undertook an arduous high altitude Patrol in the mighty Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh on 20 June to provide medical cover to her brethren deployed along #LAC, #WomenEmpowerment.”
“In this rare feat she volunteered and accompanied an important patrol in an inhospitable terrain to provide medical cover to her brethren deployed along the Line of Actual control. This was in the true tradition of Indian Army where officers lead from the front” said Indian Army in a statement.
While woman officers take part in most of the outdoor activities, they are usually not posted to the advanced areas said an army officer as reported by TOI.