Author: Dr. Seema Rao

Seema Rao, also known as India’s Wonder Woman, is India’s first woman commando trainer, having trained Special Forces of India for 18 years without compensation. She is a pioneer in close quarter battle (CQB) — the art of fighting in tight proximity — and is involved in training various Indian forces. Her work was partnered by Major Deepak Rao, who received Presidential rank honor from the Indian President for pioneering close quarter battle training for Indian Army Seema has been instrumental in modernizing combat shooting, having researched combat shooting methods and invented a new method of shooting called The Rao System of Reflex Fire — an innovative method of shooting at close quarters. Together the Raos are recipients of three Army Chief citations over 18 years contributions to training 15,000 soldiers of forces in CQB. They have trained every elite Indian force including Indian Para Special forces, Commando wing, Corps battle schools, Academies & Regt centers, Navy MARCOS marine Commandos, NSG Black cat, Air Force GARUD, ITBP, Paramilitary, Police units. They were guest lecturers for National Police Academy, Army Officers Training Academy, etc. Having taken to CQB training as a full-time profession, she works all year long in remote locations, keeping personal life aside.