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Indian Army grants time scale Colonel Rank to Women Officers

New Delhi: The Indian Army has granted time scale rank to five women officers. A selection board of the Indian Army on Monday promoted five women officers to Colonel rank. The officers have completed 26 years of reckonable service.

The five women officers selected for Colonel time scale rank are Lt Col Sangeeta Sardana from the Corps of Signals, Lt Col Sonia Anand and Lt Col Navneet Duggal from the Corps of EME and Lt Col Reenu Khanna and Lt Col Ritcha Sagar from the Corps of Engineers.

This is the first time that women officers serving with the Corps of Signals, Corps of Electronic and Mechanical Engineers (EME) and the Corps of Engineers have been approved to the rank of Colonel. 

Earlier, promotion to the rank of Colonel was only applicable for women officers in the Army Medical Corps (AMC), Judge Advocate General (JAG) and the Army Education Corps (AEC).

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