India celebrates Navy Day on 4 December every year. On this day India celebrates achievements of the naval force of the India.On the patriotic occasion of Navy Day, let’s lay emphasis upon the contribution of women in the elite force.

 


Women in Navy:The Elite Force


 Women, subject to stereotypes have constantly battle to reach the apex in a male dominated sphere especially armed force. But the recent emergence in complete spectra across the forces has dimmed the prejudice surrounding a woman’s capability. The time has come when we welcome the cradle of human race with due respect into the armed forces.

The Indian Navy started inducting women into navy in 1992 and they have come a long way since then. Navy is following the legacy of Air force which had recently inducted three women as frontline fighter pilots. The three ladies are Mohana Singh, Avani Chaturvedi and Bhawana Kanth.

                      Mohana Singh, Avani Chatuvedi and Bhawana Kanth.

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On their footsteps Shubhangi Swaroop became the first woman pilot in Indian Navy.

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Shubhangi Swaroop is daughter of a Naval commander and hails from Uttar Pradesh., will soon be flying Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft. Though Shubhangi is the first Naval woman pilot, but women officers are already there in the Navy’s Aviation branch and operating as air traffic control officers and as observers in the aircraft. Now a woman will fly Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft also.


 

Navy Passing Pared

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Not only this, passing-out ceremony of 2017 which was held in the Indian Navy Academy, Ezhimala, in Kannur will also be remembered for giving first batch of women officers. This batch includes three officers who are appointed as officers in the Naval Armament Inspectorate (NAI) branch of the Navy.


Three women officers of Navy: A Subject of Proud

Aastha Segal from New Delhi,

 Roopa A from Puducherry and

Sakthimaya S. from Kerala.

Three women officers in Navy


These recent developments are a vivid indication of upcoming and emerging horizon for women in armed forces.

It’s well known that you can’t keep talent within bounds. It is bound to flourish, break through all impending barriers.

On the 10th September Six Naval Women officers set out in an Indian naval sailing ship to circumnavigate the globe. It’s the first instance of all women crew endeavouring such an expedition in Indian naval history. The crew would be making stoppages in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa and are expected to return to Goa in April.

The Women are marking their presence across professions. The myths surrounding a woman’s capability are fading fast and the doubters should better realise that only a woman has the potential to bear and still emerge through the kind of pain patriarchal society have inflicted upon them. Starting from women at high political strata, a long way has been covered since then. Let’s witness these proud moments with pride.

Jai Hind!

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