Kochi, September 21
In a primary, two ladies officers have been chosen to affix as ‘Observers’ (Airborne Tacticians) within the Indian Navy’s helicopter stream that will in the end pave the way in which for ladies being posted in frontline warships.
Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Kumudini Tyagi and SLt Riti Singh would, in impact, be the primary set of ladies airborne tacticians in India who would function from the deck of warships.
Earlier, entry of ladies was restricted to the mounted wing plane that took off and landed ashore.
The two are part of a bunch of 17 officers of the Navy, together with 4 ladies officers and three officers of the Indian Coast Guard, who had been awarded ‘Wings’ on graduating as ‘Observers’ at a ceremony held at the moment at INS Garuda, right here, a Defence assertion mentioned.
The group comprised 13 officers of Regular batch and 4 lady officers of Short Service Commission batch.
The ceremony was presided over by Rear Admiral Antony George, Chief Staff Officer (Training) who introduced the awards and coveted wings to the graduating officers.
In addition, the chief visitor additionally awarded the Instructor Badge to 6 different officers, (5 from the Indian Navy together with a girl and one other from Indian Coast Guard) who had efficiently graduated as Qualified Navigation Instructors (QNI).
Rear Admiral Antony highlighted the truth that it was a landmark event whereby for the first-time ladies are going to be skilled in helicopter operations which might in the end pave method for the deployment of ladies in frontline warships of Indian Navy.
The officers of the 91st Regular course and 22nd SSC Observer course had been skilled in air navigation, flying procedures, ways employed in air warfare, anti- submarine warfare and exploitation of airborne avionic techniques.
These officers would serve on-board Maritime Reconnaissance and Anti-Submarine Warfare plane of the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard, the assertion mentioned. PTI