Rekha Singh, the wife of Naik Deepak Singh, who was martyred in the Galwan Valley clashes with Chinese troops in 2020, has been commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Indian Army. This inspiring news was announced by army officials on Saturday, who also revealed that she will be posted to the eastern region of Ladakh.
Rekha Singh’s commissioning as an officer comes as a tribute to her late husband’s sacrifice and service to the nation. Naik Deepak Singh was one of the 20 Indian soldiers who lost their lives in a violent clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in June 2020. His heroic actions and sacrifice have been recognized by the Indian Army and the nation.
Rekha Singh, who hails from the Haryana state, was previously a teacher by profession. She decided to join the Army to fulfill her late husband’s dream of seeing her as an officer in the Indian Armed Forces. With determination and hard work, she cleared the Service Selection Board (SSB) exam and underwent rigorous training at the Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai.
Speaking to the media, Rekha Singh expressed her pride and gratitude towards the Indian Army, saying, “I am honored to be a part of the Indian Army, and I am ready to serve my country with all my heart and soul. My late husband was my inspiration, and I will try my best to live up to his legacy.”
Rekha Singh’s commissioning as a Lieutenant in the Indian Army has been widely praised by people across the country, especially in her hometown. Her story has become an inspiration for many young women who aspire to serve in the armed forces.
The Indian Army has always encouraged and supported women to join its ranks, and has taken several steps to provide them with equal opportunities and a conducive working environment. Today, women serve in various roles in the Army, including combat and non-combat roles, and have excelled in their respective fields.
In recent years, the Indian Army has witnessed a significant rise in the number of women officers, who have proven their mettle in various operational and administrative roles. This trend is expected to continue, with the Indian Army aiming to increase the representation of women to 20% of its total strength by 2030.
The commissioning of Rekha Singh as a Lieutenant in the Indian Army is a significant step towards achieving this goal and promoting gender equality in the armed forces. Her appointment is not only a tribute to her late husband’s sacrifice, but also a testament to the determination and capabilities of women in the country.