Breaking gender barrier, seven women officers have been granted permanent commission by Indian Navy. A Statement issued by the Navy said, the women officers belong to the batch of Short Service Commission officers, who joined in 2008-09. It added that the Navy is also finalising a policy for women officers to serve on select warships that have appropriate facilities for women.
Navy is the last of the three wings of the armed forces in the country to allow permanent commission for women. While the Army and Air Force allow permanent commission for them, the Navy had limited women officers only to short service commission of 14 years.