Captain Shiva Chauhan, along with other personnel, became the first woman officer to be actively deployed in the world’s highest battle field, Siachen, after a month of rigorous training at the Siachen Battle School.
Captain Shiva Chauhan became the first Indian woman to be posted in the highest battlefield
Captain Shiva Chauhan of Rajasthan is a Bengal Sapper officer. He has completed his schooling in Udaipur and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the NJR Institute of Technology, Udaipur.
He lost his father at the young age of 11, and his mother, who is a housewife, took care of his studies. Right from his childhood, he was inspired to join the Indian Armed Forces, showed unparalleled enthusiasm during training at OTA, Chennai, and was commissioned into the Engineer Regiment in May 2021.
This event, which will cover a distance of 508 kilometers from Siachen War Memorial to Kargil War Memorial, will be held in July 2022 to commemorate Kargil Vijay Diwas. In one year of youth service, Captain Shiva successfully led the Sura Soi Cycling Expedition.
The officer then took up the challenge of leading the men of the Sura Soi Engineer Regiment to the world’s highest battlefield, and on the basis of his performance, he was selected to undergo training at the Siachen Battle School.
The officer underwent rigorous training at the Siachen Battle School, where he trained alongside officers and jawans of the Indian Army. The training included endurance training, ice wall climbing, avalanche and avalanche rescue, and survival drills.
Despite various challenges, Captain Shiva successfully completed the training with unflinching commitment and was all set to join the Siachen Glacier.
He was included in the Siachen Glacier on January 2, 2023, after an arduous climb. The team of sappers led by Captain Shiv Chauhan will be responsible for a number of combat engineering works and will be deployed at the post for a period of three months.