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Representational Image | The women contingent of Assam Rifles during the Republic Day parade rehearsal in 2019 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Women in armed forces in focus, Army, Navy & IAF chiefs to review NDA infra for female cadets

Visit of service chief will come at a time SC orders allowing women to sit for NDA's entrance exam. As of February this year, 9,118 women officers were serving in Army, Navy & Air Force.
Sub Lieutenants Riti Singh and Kumudini Tyagi of the Indian Navy | By special arrangement

Will be eyes & ears of fleet, say Navy’s first woman air combatants to operate from warship

In an interview to ThePrint, Sub Lieutenants Riti Singh & Kumudini Tyagi said they are lucky to be making history as first woman air combatants to stay on warship and operate from its deck.
Sub Lieutenants Riti Singh and Kumudini Tyagi of the Indian Navy | By special arrangement

In a first, 2 woman Navy aviators will operate from warship, IAF trains woman pilot for Rafale

Indian Navy's Sub Lts Riti Singh & K. Tyagi will be deployed as helicopter ‘observers’ after training. The IAF, meanwhile, is training MiG-21 Bison pilot for Rafale.
Women in the Indian Navy (representational image) | YouTube

‘Women sail with same efficiency’ — SC says yes to permanent commission for women in Navy

Supreme Court upholds 2015 verdict of Delhi High Court that said there was no convincing reason to exclude serving women officers from consideration for permanent commission.
Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February (for representation only)

Sex stereotypes no basis for denying equal opportunity to women in Army: What Supreme Court said

The Supreme Court granted women Army officers permanent commission and pulled up the government for discriminating based on gender. Read the full judgment here.
Women officers in the Indian Army

Women could be given command posts in Army if govt changes its mindset, says SC

Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said that two things were required to get rid of any form of gender discrimination in Army — administrative will and change in mindset.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.