Navy considering inducting women in sailor rank

In a first, the Indian Navy is looking at enrolment of women in sailors rank and the issue was discussed at the threee-day Naval Commanders Conference,which concluded on Friday.

“Addressing the conference, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has urged the Navy to give impetus to the enrolment of women. To this Navy Chief Adm Sunil Lanba confirmed that enrolment of women in sailors rank is one of the agendas of the Conference,” an official source said.

The source stated that inclusion of women in sea going cadre will also be looked into in near future and more work is needed on that.

Sailors are equivalent to jawans in the Army.

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