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    In a first, two Indian Navy women officers to operate helicopters from warships

    By: | Kochi |

    Updated: September 21, 2020 4:06:24 pm





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    Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Kumudini Tyagi and SLt Riti Singh would, in effect, be the first set of women airborne tacticians in who would operate from the deck of warships. (PTI)

    In a first, two women officers have been selected to join as ‘Observers' (Airborne Tacticians) in the Indian Navy's helicopter stream that would ultimately pave the way for women being posted in frontline warships.

    Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Kumudini Tyagi and SLt Riti Singh would, in effect, be the first set of women airborne tacticians in India who would operate from the deck of warships. Earlier, entry of women was restricted to the fixed wing aircraft that took off and landed ashore.

    The two are a part of a group of 17 officers of the Navy, including four women officers and three officers of the Indian Coast Guard, who were awarded ‘Wings' on graduating as ‘Observers' at a ceremony held Monday at Garuda, here, a Defence statement said.

    The group comprised 13 officers of Regular batch and four woman officers of Short Service Commission batch. The ceremony was presided over by Rear Admiral Antony George, Chief Staff Officer (Training) who presented the awards and coveted wings to the graduating officers.

    In addition, the chief guest also…

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