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Air Force Officer Manisha Padhi Makes History As India’s First Woman Aide De Camp

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  • Aide-de-Camp is a high honorific title in India. People who are currently or have been aides-de-camp are given the letters ADC.
  • The President has five aides-de-camp, three from the Army and one each from the Navy and the Air Force.

The first woman in the country to become an Aide-de-Camp (ADC) was squadron leader Manisha Padhi, an Indian Air Force (IAF) officer from the 2015 batch. She did this on Monday.

On November 29, Mizoram Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati made Squadron Leader Padhi the ADC from the armed forces. The ceremony took place at the Raj Bhawan in Aizawl, which is the state capital.

“Aides-de-Camp (ADC) to the Governor of Mizoram have been given to Squad Leader Manisha Padhi.” “Squadron Leader Manisha is the first woman in the Indian Armed Forces to be named as Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the Governor of the country,” the Governor’s office in Mizoram said in a statement.

Squadron Leader Padhi started her new job on November 29 and turned in her first report to the Governor. The people who work at the Raj Bhavan in Aizawl introduced her to them.

Squadron Leader Padhi had been at Air Force stations in Bidar, Pune, and Bhatinda before her new job.

Aide-de-Camp is a high honorific title in India. People who are currently or have been aides-de-camp are given the letters ADC.

The President has five aides-de-camp, three from the Army and one each from the Navy and the Air Force. The service chiefs, such as the chief of the Army, Navy, and Air Staff, usually have three.

One honorary aide-de-camp is from the Territorial Army as well.

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