Lt General (Mrs) Punita Arora of the Army's Medical Corps was the first woman Lt General of Indian Army. Lt Gen Punita Arora graduated from Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune and joined Army Medical Corps in 1968. She did her Post-graduation in Gynae and Obst from AFMC and was awarded Gold Medal for standing first in Pune University. During her service she worked as Gynaecologist at various prestigious Armed Forces Hospitals like Prof & Head AFMC and Army Hospital (R & R).
Lt Gen Punita Arora was awarded Sena Medal by President of India for
establishing Gynae Endoscopy and Oncology facilities in Armed Forces
Hospitals. She was awarded Vishisht Seva Medal by President of India for
the efficient and prompt treatment provided to the victims of Kalu Chak
terrorist attack, under her leadership while commanding Military
Hospital, Jammu. Lt Gen (Mrs) Punita Arora was appointed as Commandant,
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune