New Delhi: In yet another boost for women in the armed forces, Indian Navy on Wednesday announced that women completing 7 years in the service will get permanent commission.
The latest move comes months after IAF's decision to allow women as fighter pilots. As per a Defence Ministry's statement in October last year, the first women pilots in the fighter stream of IAF will be selected from the current batch at the Air Force Academy.
It said that the performance of women, inducted into transport and helicopter streams of the IAF, has been "praiseworthy" and at par with their male colleagues.
Earlier this week, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had directed the three Service Chiefs to come out with a detailed report encapsulating the ways in which role of women can be increased in armed forces besides the challenges and the infrastructural changes needed in this regard.