Women in Defence: Indian Navy deploys four women officers on warships after 23 years
New Delhi: First time in the 23 years – the Indian Navy deployed four women officers on the maritime force’s vessels.
A latest statement given by the Indian Navy spokesperson said that “Four Indian navy women officers have been deployed on warships in recent times. Two of them are posted on the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya while two other are deployed on the tanker ship INS Shakti.”
In 1998, The Indian Navy had started to deploy women officers on board warships but the decision was changed soon after due to certain logistical and other issues.
The lady officers were posted on two different warships recently.
“The Indian Navy has given her an opportunity to serve both as a doctor and onboard warships. We work shoulder to shoulder with our male counterparts,” deployed woman officer said.
Indian Navy had started building separate cabins and toilets for women officers a few years ago on its warships to prepare the vessels for lady officers.
The force also recently deployed a lady officer as the first women defence attache posted abroad. The lady officer is Lieutenant Commander Karabi Gogoi who is posted at Moscow as naval attache. Women deployment in the Army, Navy and Air force could be inspirational for other girls in India.