Ministry of Defence
Women in Armed Forces
12 MAR 2018
The held strength of women officers vis a viz male officers in the Armed Forces is as given below:
|Indian Army:(excluding Medical, Dental & Nursing)||1561||41074|
|Indian Air Force:(excluding Medical & Dental branch)||1594||10781|
|Indian Navy:(including Medical & Dental officers).||644||10652|
In consonance with the policy in vogue, women officers are not inducted in Arms of Indian Army which are involved in direct combat role. The first batch of three women fighter pilots has been commissioned into the IAF in 2016.
Women officers in the Indian Navy are employed in combat, combat support and support roles. In their capacity as Pilots and Observers onboard Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft, women are being employed in a combat role.
In Navy, the policy for setting up of Permanent Commission for women officers in Law & Education and Naval Constructors branch has been finalized. In case of Indian Air Force, Government had issued prospective policies for grant of permanent commission to women officers in certain branches, whereas in Indian Army, the policy for grant of permanent commission to women officers is yet to be finalized.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Dr. Vikas Mahatme in Rajya Sabha today.
Source : PIB
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