Women are also part of the Indian Armed forces and doing better in the service. Earlier in the servicewomen were not allowed to join the flying Branch or fighter branch of the forces but recently Supreme court has granted permission for the women to join almost every branch of the Indian Armed forces service. Here in this article, we will talk about the news of the Indian navy which is Navy Operationalises the First batch of women pilots. To get complete information about this, check the complete article below:
Navy Operationalises the First batch of women pilots:
The Indian Navy has operationalized its first batch of women pilots on Dornier Aircraft by the Southern Naval Command (SNC) at Kochi. Lieutenant Divya Sharma (from Malviya Nagar, New Delhi), Lieutenant Shubhangi Swaroop (from Tilhar, Uttar Pradesh) and Lieutenant Shivangi (from Muzaffarpur, Bihar) are the three women pilots of the first batch.
The three women pilots were part of the Dornier Operational Flying Training (DOFT) Course, who graduated as ‘Fully operational Maritime Reconnaissance (MR) Pilots’. They were presented awards by Rear Admiral Antony George, VSM, NM, Chief Staff Officer (Training) of SNC at the event.
Lt Shivangi was the first to qualify as a naval pilot. Lt Divya Sharma and Lt Shivam Pandey were adjudged ‘First in Flying’ and ‘First in Ground’ subjects, respectively. The pilots had undergone basic flying training partly with the Indian Air Force and partly with the Navy prior to the DOFT course. The course comprised one month of ground training phase conducted at various professional schools of SNC and eight months of flying training at the Dornier Squadron of SNC, INAS 550.
“The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (South) rolling trophy in memory of late Lt Simon George Pynomootil for the ‘Most spirited trainee’ was presented to Lt Kumar Vikram. This trophy was instituted on 18 Jun 2019 during the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of INAS 550 to immortalize the spirit of the officer who was a qualified Islander pilot and lost his life in a fatal air crash whilst serving the squadron on 17 May 1985,” as per the government’s press release.
This is the complete news of the day of the Indian Navy. Now let’s see the Selection process and Criteria to join the Indian Navy for Women.
Ways to join Indian Navy for Women:
In Indian Navy, the women are allowed into the 8 branches as an Officer through women entries which are given below-
- ATC (Air Traffic Controller),
- Naval Architecture
- Pilot (Maritime Reconnaissance Stream only)
- Naval Armament Inspectorate
Earlier women were inducted only for the SSC ( Short Service Commission) which is 8-10yrs of service. But now the Indian government has given approval for (Permanent Commission) for women in the field of Education, Law, and Naval Architecture branch. To get the complete details about this, click on the link given below:
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