Meet Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar: 3rd woman to hold Lieutenant General rank

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Breaking the glass ceiling in Indian Army
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Breaking the glass ceiling in Indian Army

Major General Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar has been promoted to Lieutenant General in the Indian Army. This is the second-highest rank in the Army and she is the third woman officer to attain this position.

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Where is Major General Madhuri Kanitkar posted?
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Where is Major General Madhuri Kanitkar posted?

She was formerly the Dean of the Armed Forces Medical College, and is currently posted in Udhampur's Army Command Hospital.

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Other woman rank holders
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Other woman rank holders

Vice Admiral Dr. Punita Arora was the first woman from the Indian Navy to get the second highest rank in the armed forces and Padmavathy Bandopadhyay, the first woman Air Marshal of the IAF, was the second woman in the forces to be promoted to a three-star rank..

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Pediatrician Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar
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Pediatrician Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar

She also holds the unique distinction of being the first woman pediatrician to be elevated to this rank for Indian Army Doctors and is the only doctor on the Prime Minister’s STIAC (S&T) Innovation Advisory Committee. Dr. Kanitkar is also the first trained paediatric nephrologist of the armed forces.

The Army couple
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The Army couple

Incidentally, Dr. Kanitkar's husband Lt Gen Rajeev Kanitkar also holds the 3-star rank of Lieutenant General. He retired from the Indian Army recently.

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