This one video and some pictures suddenly caught the attention of the entire country as it is also a model of women's participation in the Indian Army. Abbasi’s unit is one of the first AD regiments in the country, equipped with 70 guns. India has deployed anti-aircraft guns L70 in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, amid ongoing tensions on the Indo-China border in eastern Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.
Capt Saria Abbasi in front of the L70 on LAC
Capt. Saria Abbasi briefed the media on the merits of the L-70 anti-aircraft gun with its deployment, which can target all types of unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters, and drones.
Who is Saria Abbasi?
Saria Abbasi hails from Gorakhpur. Her father, Dr. Tehseen Abbasi, is associated with All India Radio, and her mother Rehana Shamim is a junior high school teacher.
Saria Abbasi, a resident of the city's Ram Janki Nagar Mohalla, made her military debut on September 9, 2017, in the Passing out Parade of the Officers’ Training Academy in Chennai.
Saria Abbasi did her B.Tech in Genetic Engineering though she had no interest to pursue engineering as a career.
When she joined the army four years ago, Saria Abbasi said she had liked the army uniform since childhood. Some relatives from her parents’ families are officers in the Army. Wherever she heard stories of the valour of the Army men, Abbasi, felt attracted to joining the Army.
She became emotionally attached to Amy and when it came to choosing a career she knew where to go.
Dr Tahseen Abbasi had said that after passing 12th from GN National Academy in Gorakhpur, Saria enrolled in Genetic Engineering at IMS Ghaziabad. He says he or her mother never forced their decisions on her be it about the education or career. After completing her B.Tech, she got job offers from good companies including from overseas.
Saria Abbasi had no interest in being an office-bound engineer.
Captain Saria Abbasi on duty
Saria’s younger brother Tamsil Ahmad Abbasi is quite happy with his sister's success. At the time, Saria had said that there could be less space for girls in the army, but it was a golden career for those who accept the challenge and make it.