Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Navy considering induction of women as sailors

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Nov 3: Signalling that women could be inducted as sailors, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba has said that inclusion of women in warships was also being considered in the near future, sources said.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who addressed the Naval Commanders Conference which concluded here on Friday, urged the Navy to give impetus to women enrolment, sources said.

The sources said Lanba stated that enrolment of women in the sailor's rank (equal to jawan in the Indian Army) was on the agenda of the three-day conference. Lanba said inclusion of women in sea-going cadre "is also being looked in near future but not immediately."

The sources said that the new warships are being designed in a way that they could accommodate women officers. Sea-going cadres are deployed on warships, submarines and other vessels.

At present, all non-sea going cadre are open to women and there are 639 officers, including 150 medical officers. The sources said that women are at present being deployed as "observers" on patrol aircraft such as P-8Is and IL 38 aircraft. - IANS

More in Entertainment
Next Story
Similar Posts
Navy considering induction of women as sailors

NEW DELHI, Nov 3: Signalling that women could be inducted as sailors, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba has said that inclusion of women in warships was also being considered in the near future, sources said.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who addressed the Naval Commanders Conference which concluded here on Friday, urged the Navy to give impetus to women enrolment, sources said.

The sources said Lanba stated that enrolment of women in the sailor's rank (equal to jawan in the Indian Army) was on the agenda of the three-day conference. Lanba said inclusion of women in sea-going cadre "is also being looked in near future but not immediately."

The sources said that the new warships are being designed in a way that they could accommodate women officers. Sea-going cadres are deployed on warships, submarines and other vessels.

At present, all non-sea going cadre are open to women and there are 639 officers, including 150 medical officers. The sources said that women are at present being deployed as "observers" on patrol aircraft such as P-8Is and IL 38 aircraft. - IANS

More in Entertainment
Similar Posts