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Sophia Qureshi Age, Height, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Bio/Wiki Real NameSophia Qureshi ProfessionArmy Personnel Famous ForBeing the first woman officer to lead an Indian Army contingent at a multi-national military exercise in 2016 Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm in meters- 1.70 m in feet inches- 5’ 7” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg in pounds- 145 lbs Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourBlack Army Service/BranchIndian Army RankLieutenant Colonel UnitCorps of Signals of the Indian Army Personal Life Date of Birth1981 Age (as in 2018) 37 Years BirthplaceVadodara, Gujarat, India NationalityIndian HometownVadodara, Gujarat, India College/UniversityNot Known Educational QualificationMasters in Bio-Chemistry ReligionIslam HobbiesShooting, Travelling, Trekking, Reading Boys, Affairs, and More Marital StatusMarried Family Husband/SpouseMajor Tajuddin Qureshi (Army Personnel) ChildrenSon- Sameer Qureshi Daughter- None ParentsFather- Name Not Known (Retired Army Officer) Mother- Name Not Known SiblingsBrother- None Sister- 1

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sophia Qureshi

  1. Her grandfather was in Army and her father too served in Army for a few years as a religious teacher. She is also married to an Army officer from Mechanised Infantry.

  2. She passed out to join the Army as a Lieutenant from Officers Training Academy, Chennai in the year 1999.

Sophia Qureshi

  1. In 2006, she went on United Nations Peacekeeping Operation in Congo and is said to have served the organization for more than 6 years.

Sophia Qureshi during UN Peacekeeping Operation

  1. During the Operation Parakram on the Punjab border, she rendered her service selflessly for which she was awarded a commendation card by the GOC- in- C (General Officer Commanding in Chief).

  2. During the flood relief operation in North East, her commendable work in communication got her an SO- in- C (Signal Officer in Chief) commendation card.

  3. She has also been awarded Force Commander appreciation for her devotion and dedication towards her work.

  4. In the annals of the history of Indian Army, Sophia became the first lady officer to lead an Indian Army contingent at a multi-national military exercise in 2016.

Sophia Qureshi During the Military Excercise

  1. She led the contingent in the military exercise, ‘Exercise Force 18’, which was apparently the biggest foreign military exercise hosted by India.

  2. She was the only lady officer out of 17 other contingents which participated in the exercise.

Sophia Qureshi During the Military Excercise

  1. Indian contingent played a crucial role in the training part of the exercise with other troops in the Peacekeeping Operations (PKOs) and Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA.)

  2. Sophia got selected amongst the other peacekeeping trainers to lead this contingent. and the exercise was held in at the Aundh Military Station, Pune. Countries like Australia, Japan, Korea, China, Russia, New Zealand, the US, and the members of ASEAN participated in the exercise.

  3. Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Bipin Rawat, quoted in an interview, “In the Army, we believe in equal opportunity and equal responsibility. In the Army, there is no difference between male and female officers. She has been picked not because she is a woman but as she has the abilities and leadership qualities to shoulder the responsibility.”

  4. Here’s a conversation between Sophia Qureshi and her counterparts from Army.

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