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Strengthening the Role of Women in Defence Forces

These initiatives mark a significant leap towards achieving gender parity in the Armed Forces and underscore the nation's commitment to empowering women through equal opportunities in defense roles.

The Indian Government and the armed forces have taken significant strides towards enhancing the participation and roles of women within the defence sector. These efforts underscore a commitment to gender equality and aim to empower women across various capacities in the Armed Forces.

Below are some of the pivotal steps taken to foster a more inclusive environment for women in the military:

1. Permanent Commission for Women Officers

A landmark decision to grant Permanent Commission (PC) has been extended to Women Officers across 12 Arms & Services. This is in addition to their eligibility in the Army Medical Corps, Army Dental Corps, and Military Nursing Service.

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Notably, women have also been inducted onboard warships for afloat billets and appointed as Special Naval Air Operation officers within the Indian Navy. Furthermore, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has transitioned its experimental scheme from 2015 to a permanent one in 2022, allowing Women Officers in all combat roles, marking a significant milestone in gender inclusivity.

2. Inclusion of Women Cadets in National Defence Academy (NDA)

For the first time, the NDA has opened its doors to women candidates, signaling a revolutionary change in military training and education. Since July 2022, the academy has welcomed women into its ranks, with subsequent batches commencing their training every six months.

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This initiative is part of broader efforts to ensure that administrative, training, and policy frameworks are conducive to the inclusion and success of women cadets.

3. Command Appointments for Women Officers

In a move to break the glass ceiling, Women Officers are now being considered for Colonel (Select Grade) ranks and command appointments. To facilitate this transition, certain waivers have been introduced to eliminate obstacles that may hinder the career progression of women who could not complete mandatory courses during this transformative period.

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4. Introduction of Women as Agniveers

Expanding the scope of opportunities for women in the armed forces, the entry of women as Agniveers has commenced across all three services. This initiative not only opens up new avenues for women’s participation in the military but also plays a crucial role in shaping a more diverse and capable defense force.

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These initiatives mark a significant leap towards achieving gender parity in the Armed Forces and underscore the nation’s commitment to empowering women through equal opportunities in defense roles.

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