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Shripad Naik who is the Minister of State for Defence has said that the Indian Army has inducted 364 women officers in the year 2019 when compared to the number of women officers inducted in the year 2018 which was 819.
The Minister of State for Defence has written in a reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha where in he has stated that the Indian Air Force has inducted 51 women officers in the year 2019 when compared to the year of 2018 when the number was 59. He added saying that the Air Force figure does not include the women officers in the medical and the dental branches.
The minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik has also said that 54 women officers were inducted in the Indian Navy in the year 2019 as compared to the number being 38 in the previous year of 2018.
Shripad Naik has said that the number and the percentage of women officers in the Indian Navy excluding the Medical, Dental and Military Nursing Service branch is 527 which is said to be 5.12 per cent and that the corresponding figure in respect of Indian Air Force is 1,601 which is said to be 13.82 per cent.
By Shrithika Kushangi