3000 Agniveers are joining the Indian Navy, of which 341 are women. Efforts are also being made by the government to increase the participation of women.
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The Indian Navy is inducting women sailors into the service for the first time. Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar gave this information. Indian Navy The Chief said that 3000 Agniveers are joining the Indian Navy, of which 341 are women. The Navy Chief said that out of 10 lakh persons who applied for the posts available in the Indian Navy, 82000 were women. He said that from next year all branches will be opened for women officers. The government is also constantly working to increase the participation of women in the Armed Forces.
The Navy Chief said, ‘Our aim is Made-in-India security solution for the country. The commissioning of the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant was a historic event for India. The Chief Admiral said that India had a very intense and busy time in terms of operations in the last one year. He said that in the last one year, the Indian Navy has achieved a very high operational tempo.
All branches will open from next year
Earlier, the Navy Chief had emphasized that the forces should be gender-neutral. He said that earlier entry was given to fighter pilots and women air operation officers in the Indian Navy. But now women sailors are also being recruited.
The Navy chief said that next year women will be allowed to join all the remaining branches. The Naval Commander said these things while addressing the passing out parade of the National Defense Academy (NDA) at Khadakwasla, Pune.
82000 women applied
The Navy Chief had said, ‘We have got to see good response. 10 lakh people applied for 3000 vacancies, of which 82,000 were women. We do not yet know how many of them are going to meet all the standards. Right now we do not have separate standards for education and physical eligibility, because the job is the same.
Please tell that Admiral Chief Hari Kumar himself is an alumnus of NDA Khadakwasla. He had joined the Indian Navy on January 1, 1983.
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