In a first, Indian Navy inducts 341 women sailors under Agniveer scheme

03-12-2022 Sat 21:27

According to Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar, the Indian Navy has assured the government that it will achieve "Atmanirbhar" (self-sufficiency) by 2047.

According to the Navy Chief, his organisation strives to provide Made-in-India security solutions for the nation.


341 of the approximately 3,000 Agniveers who have joined the Navy are female. We are enlisting female sailors for the first time, Admiral Kumar added.

Of the 10 lakh individuals who applied for the open slots in the Indian Navy, 82,000 were women, he added. He added that both men and women had to pass comparable examinations in order to qualify and that there was no discrimination in the selection process.


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