Women In Indian Army, Air Force, Navy 2020

Induction of women as soldiers in Military Police. 1700 such posts have been sanctioned to be spread over 17 years. 101 women have started their training in January this year at the Corps of Military Police Training Centre, Bangalore. All the branches/streams of the Indian Air Force (IAF) are open to women officers. Opportunities for a career in IAF are publicised through print/electronic media in accordance with the policy on ‘Induction and Empowerment of Women in Armed Forces’. The Government has commenced a scheme for induction of women Short Service Commission (SSC) officers in the fighter stream of the flying branch in the year 2015.  The IAF has also formulated the requisite gender-neutral Air Hqr. Human Resource Policies (HRPs) enabling consideration of SSC officers for permanent commission in all ventures of the IAF.

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women cadets at OTA Chennai

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Indian Navy has also progressively increased the avenues for women to join the Naval Force from 3 branches in 1992 to 11 branches in 2019.

The current number of women in the three armed forces is as under:

Indian Army6892
Indian Air Force1878
Indian Navy685

Year-wise induction details of women in the three armed forces during the past three years and current year is as follows:

Year2017201820192020
Indian Army949819364102
Indian Air Force109867700
Indian Navy57385418(in progress)

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