*Lieutenant Lalji held her rank ‘Lieutenant’ way back in 2011. She would now be holding the rank of Captain/Major. A third-generation Army officer, Lt Ganeve Lalji was commissioned in the Corps of Military intelligence in 2011 and has recorded several achievements during here Young Officers’ course in Pune. Lieutenant Ganeve Lalji — a young intelligence officer — made history by becoming the first woman to be appointed as a key aide to an Army Commander as part of Indian Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh’s efforts to provide more avenues to women in the force. Ganeve Lalji selection came up after a study was ordered to measure the motivational and aspirational levels of women officers in the force. Around 350 women officers were interviewed and were assessed on level of toughness. The study commissioned by the Army compared the roles of its female officers with their counterparts in the US and other countries.
In July 2013, she was assigned the role of an ADC (aide- de- camps, French for camp/field assistance) to Lieutenant General Rajan Bakshi, who took over the post of Army Commander for Central Command in Lucknow.
With this, the Lieutenant*made history, for no lady officer had been awarded this duty before her in the history of the Indian Army. ADCs are serving officers who personally assist top-ranking officers of the forces, including the Army Chief and Army Commanders. *Lieutenant Lalji held her rank ‘Lieutenant’ way back in 2011. She would now be holding the rank of Captain/Major.