Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicWomen in combat

Topic: women in combat

28 women officers deployed on warships, Navy to induct women across spectrum

Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar said women officers have been appointed on board almost all major warships.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

On Camera

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Rise of social media leading to privacy & IP disputes. Indian laws need teeth to tackle them

GDPR directives make platforms such as Facebook and YouTube responsible for ensuring that copyright-infringing content is not hosted on their sites.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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