Captain Fatima Wasim becomes first woman medical officer to be deployed to operational post on Siachen Glacier

Captain Fatima Wasim has become the first woman medical officer in the Indian Army to be deployed on an operational post on the Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield.

She is the second medical officer to be deployed on the Siachen Glacier in the Union Territory of Ladakh.

The Indian Army’s Fire and Fury Corps announced this on social media while highlighting the significance of Captain Fatima’s deployment in promoting gender inclusion within the military.

The Fire and Fury Corps further said that she was inducted to a post at an altitude of 15,200 feet after undergoing rigorous training at the Siachen Battle School, which speaks of her indomitable spirit and high motivation.

Earlier this month, Captain Geetika Koul from the Snow Leopard Brigade became the first woman medical officer of the Indian Army to be deployed at the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen, after successfully completing the induction training at Siachen Battle School.

Siachen Glacier is known as the highest-altitude battle site in the world and is situated near the Indo-Pak Line of Control.

Located in the northern Himalayas, it poses challenges due to its strategic importance, harsh climate and demanding terrain

Also, worth mentioning that it is the largest glacier in India and the second-largest in the world, and the highest battleground on earth.