GOVERNMENT DATA: 11,414 WOMEN WORKING IN THREE SERVICES

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4,948 women are working in the three services, excluding those in the health, dental, and nursing fields.

The Army currently employs 1,733 women as officers, while another 100 women are working in other ranks, according to information presented by Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt in response to a question in the Lok Sabha.

The information on women in the Army is current as of January 1.

As of July 1, 1,654 women served as officers in the Indian Air Force, with 155 serving as airmen (AgniveerVayu), according to Bhatt.

As of July 26, there were 726 sailors (Agniveers) and 580 women posted as officers in the Navy. According to Bhatt, there are 1,212 women employed by the Army’s Medical Corps, 168 by the Army Dental Corps, and 3,841 by the Military Nursing Service. 151 women work in the medical corps, 10 in the dental corps, and 380 in the nursing service of the Navy.

According to information provided by Bhatt, there are 274 women in the medical corps, five in the dentistry corps, and 425 in the military nursing service of the Indian Air Force.

The deployment and working conditions of male and female officers in the Arms and services in which they serve are equal in the Indian armed forces. According to organisational needs, the postings are made, he claimed.

Training, postings, promotions, terms of engagement, etc., according to Bhatt, are all common for both men and women.

“The rules regarding employability in the Indian Armed Forces are gender neutral and provide equal opportunities to men and women,” he claimed.

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