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A first for army: 2 women officers scale Mt Everest

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh , June 04, 2012
First Published: 23:32 IST(4/6/2012) | Last Updated: 23:34 IST(4/6/2012)

Though male officers have undertaken numerous mountaineering expeditions all over the world, it is for the first time that two women army officers have scaled Mt Everest, the world's highest peak.

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While Maj Neha Bhatnagar scaled the peak on May 25, Capt Smitha L achieved the feat a day later. Both the women officers are posted with the Chandimandir-based Western Command.

Maj Bhatnagar (31), an officer in the Corps of Engineers, has put in 10 years of commissioned service in the army. She is a graduate in computer applications and belongs to Jaipur. She is posted in an Engineer Regiment at Chandimandir.
Capt Smitha L (27) is a BE graduate in computer sciences and belongs to Bangalore. She was commissioned into the Corps of Signals in September 2010 and is now posted in Amritsar.

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