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Watch: Captain Shiva Chouhan completes 100 days of Siachen deployment

Captain Shiva Chouhan of the Indian Army's Fire and Fury Sappers is the first woman officer to be operationally deployed in Kumar Post at Siachen (Image courtesy: Twitter/@firefurycorps)

Captain Shiva Chouhan of the Indian Army’s Fire and Fury Sappers has successfully completed 100 days at the world’s highest battlefield Siachen.

“An inspiring story of dedication, zeal, passion, hard work and courage,” tweeted the Indian Army while congratulating Chouhan on behalf of General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Northern Command Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi and all ranks of the Command.

As reported by IndiaNarrative.com earlier, Chouhan underwent arduous training before becoming the first woman officer to be operationally deployed in Kumar Post at Siachen.

Chouhan’s journey, including her training at Siachen Battle School along with other personnel, has been a massive inspiration for many.

In January, while replying to a post by Fire and Fury Sappers Corps, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also lauded Captain Chouhan’s achievement.

“This will make every Indian proud, illustrating the spirit of India’s Nari Shakti,” said PM Modi.

Indian soldiers posted in Siachen Glacier face multiple challenges which stem from the peculiar terrain and weather conditions.

The major challenges due to inclement weather conditions are reduced human body efficiency, bright sunlight leading to snow blindness, blizzards, and white-out conditions.

The troops deployed at forward posts also bear the risk of avalanches, and crevasses on glaciated surfaces and have to negotiate ice walls apart from facing the common ailments associated with high altitude and glaciated terrain.

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