Deepsikha Chettri

Deepsikha Chettri Becomes Second Woman Officer From Sikkim To Serve The Indian Army

June 30, 2021

Captain Deepsikha Chettri has been making the people of Sikkim proud as she has become the second women officer from Sikkim to ever serve the Indian Army.

However, she is not just an army officer, but a doctor too.

Born in the Gangtok city, she joined the Indian Army after finishing her basic training.

She is slowly becoming an inspiration for young girls who dream of donning the Olive Green.

Capt Deepsikha completed her schooling at Tashi Namgyal Academy, St Joseph’s Kalimpong and Birla Balika Vidyapeeth Pilani before enrolling in the MBBS course at Sikkim Manipal Institute Of Medical Science.

She is the daughter of Rajendra Kumar Chettri and Bindu Chettri of Sichey Gangtok East Sikkim.

She is now stepping into field tenure on the front lines as both a doctor and a soldier for 8 months.

Chief Minister of Sikkim, Prem Singh Tamang also congratulated Deepsikha Chettri on successfully joining the Indian Army.

He took to his social media account to congratulate Dr Deepsikha Chettri on accomplishing the captain rank in the Indian Army and becoming the second female officer from Sikkim to ever serve in the Indian Armed Forces.

The young and dynamic officer has always been a meritorious student. She secured the sixth rank in the All-India ranking and second among female candidates in the army medical exams.

She also topped the MBBS examination from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences.

“She stood 6th in All-India ranking and 2nd among female candidates in the army medical exams,” CM Tamang further shared.

It is indeed a proud moment for her and her parents and the entire state. I wish her more milestones and success in all her endeavours and hope she inspires others to follow suit, he further added.

Deepsikha Chettri is performing her duties from the front line.

Similarly, 24-year-old Mawya Sudan recently became the first woman fighter pilot from Jammu & Kashmir to join the Indian Army. She is also the 12th woman fighter pilot in the country.

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