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Preeti Rajak Became the Indian Army’s First Woman Subedar

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 29-01-2024
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Havildar Preeti Rajak, a notable trap shooter, has made history by becoming the first woman within the Indian Army to be promoted to the rank of Subedar. 

  • The promotion was announced as a significant milestone in the chapters of military history.

About Preeti Rajak

  • Subedar Rajak enlisted in the Army under the Corps of Military Police in December 2022. 
  • She quickly emerged as a pioneer in the sports field, becoming the first outstanding female athlete in shooting to join the Army as a Havildar.
  • Rajak's most notable achievement is securing a silver medal during the 19th Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China. 
  • She showed exceptional skills in the trap women's team event, further strengthening her reputation as a solid competitor on the international stage. 
  • Currently ranked sixth in India in the trap women's event, she continues to show her skills at the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) in preparation for the upcoming Paris Olympics in 2024.
  • The unique accomplishments of Subedar Preeti Rajak are a source of inspiration for all young women which will  motivate them to join the Indian Army and perform well in the field of professional shooting. 
  • The Indian Army is immensely proud to announce the promotion of Havildar Preeti Rajak, a talented trap shooter, to the esteemed rank of Subedar. 
  • Subedar Preeti Rajak's this achievement is a symbol of power for Nari Shakti, symbolizing the empowerment of women in traditionally male-dominated spheres. 
  • Her promotion marks a significant moment for women all across the country and is a groundbreaking achievement.
  • Her promotion to the rank of Subedar holds great significance and responsibility in the armed forces and highlights her incredible journey within the Indian Army. 
  • This achievement sets an example for women across the country, and also helps women to join the Indian Army.

In a separate development, Subedar Major and Honorary Lieutenant Jitu Rai was also promoted to the prestigious rank of Subedar Major and Honorary Captain. He was also awarded the Padma Shri and Arjuna awards


Answer: Preeti Rajak

Answer: The first woman subedar of the Indian Army

Answer: Havildar

Answer: Trap shooting
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