Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicWomen officers

Topic: women officers

Historic first for Indian Navy as all-women air crew conduct reconnaissance, surveillance op

5 officers of the Indian Navy’s INAS 314 completed the first all-women independent maritime reconnaissance and surveillance mission in the North Arabian Sea on Wednesday.

Army chief says admission of women to NDA ‘not a big deal’, joint training has raised standards

Common training for men and women officers at the Officer Training Academy, Chennai, which Gen. Naravane himself instituted in 2017-18, has led to improved standards, he said.

Can’t silence cases. As more women join, Indian military must address sexual assault problem

A primary concern of the public and military fraternity about women in the armed forces has been torture and rape at the hands of the enemy. But what about colleagues?

‘Superficial equality, discriminatory’: SC on Army criteria for permanent commission to women

Noting that societal structures were created by males for males, top court says adjustments for women officers not concessions but wrongs being remedied to obliterate years of suppression.

‘ACR process flawed’ — SC allows pleas of women officers seeking permanent commission

The apex court said the Annual Confidential Report evaluation ignored the achievement and laurels brought by them to the Indian Army.

422 women Army officers now eligible for permanent commission, 46 more have to wait

Declassified results of an Army selection board find that 422 of 615 women, in service bracket of 10-25 years, qualify for permanent commission. Results of 46 others withheld.

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.

Will point out targets & designate enemies as ‘Observer’, says Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh

Indian Navy's Sub Lieutenants Riti Singh & Kumudini Tyagi, shortlisted as observers in the helicopter stream, will be the first women airborne combatants to operate from warships.

Women Army officers say too little, too late as govt finally sanctions permanent commission

Defence ministry letter says selection board will be scheduled when all ‘affected’ SSC women officers exercise their option, complete requisite documentation.

Army is looking at inducting women recruits also in branches other than Military Police

Only Corps of Military Police has so far started recruiting women in ranks others than officers. Army is now examining roles for women across branches depending on the feasibility.

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

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Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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