Women Officers to Operate Helicopters for Indian Navy Warships
Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Kumudini Tyagi and SLt Riti Singh have become the first women officers to join as airborne tacticians in the Indian Navy's helicopter that operate from the deck of warships.
The two officers were awarded 'Wings' on graduating as 'Observers' in a group of 17 officers of the Navy that includes four women officers of the Indian Coast Guard.
Rear Admiral Antony George, Chief Staff Officer (Training) who presented the awa
rds highlighted the fact that it was a landmark occasion wherein for the first time, women will be trained in helicopter operations which would ultimately pave way for the deployment of women in frontline warships of the Indian Navy.
They were trained in air navigation, flying procedures, tactics employed in air warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and exploitation of airborne avionic systems.
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