Indian Navy deploys women officers on warships after 23 years
In a major boost to women empowerment, four women officers were posted for the first time on the maritime force's vessels. The Indian Navy has recently deployed four women officers, two in an aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya while two others on the tanker ship INS Shakti. It is a major step as women officers were deployed on warships after 23 years. One of the women officers also includes a doctor who has expressed satisfaction working in warships.
In 1998, women officers were deployed onboard warships, but the decision was changed immediately after certain logistical and other issues surfaced.