Navy grants permanent commission to women

7 women short service commission officers of Indian navy's 2008-09 batch were granted permanent commission.

Breaking gender barrier, seven women officers have been granted permanent commission by Indian Navy.

In an official statement, Indian navy said that the women officers belong to the batch of Short Service Commission officers, who joined in 2008-09.

The statement informed that the Navy was also finalising a policy for women officers to serve on select warships that have appropriate facilities for women.

Navy was the last of the three wings of the armed forces in the country to allow permanent commission for women.

Army and Air Force were already granting permanent commission to women, the Navy had limited women officers only to short service commission of 14 years.

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