5. Her husband died in combat. Instead of hating the army, she joined it as a tribute to him.
Priya Semwal lost her husband in a counter insurgency operation. Instead of being swayed against the idea of the military, she joined the army as one of the 62 women selected as short service officers. Her spirit is just so inspiring, and it almost seems like a tribute to her fallen hero. Here’s a little more detail about her.