Who was the First Woman Lieutenant General of Indian Army?

The first woman lieutenant general of Indian army is the Punita Arora.

About Punita Arora

Punita Arora became the first Indian woman Lieutenant General of the army of India. She also became the first woman Vice admiral of the Indian Navy. She was born on 13th of October in 1932 in Sangha, Bhatinda to a Punjabi family. She was brought by her family to the India at her 12 during the partition and settled in the Saharanpur, UP. She has completed her study from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune in the year 1963 and became the topper of her batch.

How Punita Arora became the First Woman Lieutenant General of the Indian Army

She became the commandant of the AFMC in 2004 before joining the Indian navy as a Vice Admiral of Indian Navy. Later, she became the first woman officer who commanded the medical college and coordinated (as an additional director-general of the AFMC) the Medical Research at Army headquarters. Soon after, she became the first Indian woman Lieutenant General of the army.

Achievements of Punita Arora as a First Woman Lieutenant General of the Indian Army

  • She is the first Indian woman who became the Lieutenant General of the Indian army.
  • She is also the first woman of India who became the Vice admiral of the Indian Navy.
  • Throughout her 36 years of career in the Indian Armed Force, she has been honored with the 15 medals including Vishisht Seva Medal in 2002, Param Vishisht Seva Medal in 2006 and Sena Medal.