Indian Navy Shows Up Women’s Power

New Delhi: Admiral R Hari Kumar, the Chief of the Indian Naval Staff, on Friday declared that the Navy has created history by appointing its first woman commanding officer for a naval ship. Speaking at a press conference ahead of Navy Day, Admiral Kumar also stated, “Our first batch of Agniveers graduated from the premier-winning establishment, INS Chilka, in March this year. Importantly, this batch includes 272 female Agniveer trainees. Going further, the second batch of Agniveers featured a total of 454 women. With the induction of the third batch, we have now surpassed 1,000 women affiliates in the Navy.”

According to him, these statistics express the Navy’s commitment to involve women in all roles and ranks, whether officers or personnel below the officer rank.

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