Thursday, 6 October, 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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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
File photo of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan distributing rice to PMGKAY beneficiaries at a PDS centre | ANI

How Modi govt extending free grains scheme could help BJP in Gujarat, Himachal polls

PMGKAY was extended for three more months last week. An analysis of the scheme's beneficiaries shows that over 50% of the population in Gujarat and 38% in HP will benefit from it.

Defence

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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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