The wife of one of the 20 Galwan soldiers, who laid their lives in a skirmish with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in June 2020, has cleared the personality and intelligence test and will now join the Chennai-based Officers Training Academy (OTA).
Twenty-three-year-old Rekha Devi gave the five-day Services Selection Board (SSB) interview in Allahabad. She has been recommended for pre-commission training at OTA, the Hindustan Times reported. At the OTA, she will be trained for nine months before being commissioned as a lieutenant in the army.
Rekha Devi, hailing from Rewa in MP, received her husband Naik Deepak Singh’s posthumous Vir Chakra from President Ram Nath Kovind last November. Singh belonged to the 16th Battalion of Bihar Regiment.
After clearing the interview, Devi will have to undergo a medical examination before the final merit list for OTA candidates is released by the UPSC.