Ramakanta Biswas

A woman Indian Air Force officer from Odisha, squadron leader Manisha Padhi, has been appointed as India's first Woman Aide-De-Camp(ADC) from the Indian Armed Forces.

Mizoram Governor Dr Hari Babu Kambhampati has appointed Manisha Padhi, a 2015 batch Indian Air Force Officer, as India's first Woman Aide-De-Camp (ADC). 

Governor Dr Hari Babu Kambhampati shared a video of appointing the Lady Air Force Officer to the key post on the 'X' handle and wrote, " Hearty Congratulations to Sqn Leader Manisha Padhi for being appointed as Aide-De-Camp(ADC) to the Governor of Mizoram. Sqn Leader Manisha is India’s first Woman Indian Armed Forces officer to be appointed as Aide-De-Camp(ADC) to the Governor in the country. My best wishes to her and may she excel in the sector with the expertise she has earned over the years." 

"Her appointment is not just a milestone but a testament to the power of women breaking gender norms and excelling in different fields. Let's celebrate this remarkable achievement and continue to champion women's empowerment in every sphere," the Governor further stated in a release.

Squadron Leader Manisha Padhi formally joined her post and reported to the Governor on Wednesday where she was introduced to the officers and staff of the Raj Bhavan, Mizoram. Previously, Sqn Leader Manisha Padhi was posted to three postings - Air Force Station, Bidar, Air Force Station, Pune, and lastly at Air Force Station, Bhatinda.