When it comes to courage and acts of valor, women officers are equal to the task as their male counterparts. Major Mitali Madhumita was conferred a Sena Medal for her gallantry in 2011, a decoration given to soldiers for exemplary courage. She got this for her display of exceptional courage during operations in J-K and the northeast. She became India’s first female army officer to win a gallantry award for her brave act that saved at least 19 lives during the February 2010 terrorist attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul.
Major Mitali Madhumita, an Army Education Corps officer displayed exemplary courage while rescuing injured officers as militants attacked the Noor Guest House in Kabul. The attack venue was host to (Indian) personnel working at the Indian Embassy in Kabul.