Percentage of women in Indian defence forces
Women are 13 per cent of the Indian Air Force’s workforce, the most noteworthy among the three equipped administrations. Women constitute 3.80 per cent of the Army’s workforce, while they are six per cent of the Navy’s personnel.
Women comprise 13 per cent of the Air Force’s workforce, he said, adding they make up 21.63 per cent.
n Army, Women Officers are inducted into the Service Corps, Ordnance Corps, Education Corps, Judge Advocate General Branch, Corps of Engineers, Corps of Signals, Intelligence Corps, Corps of Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, Aviation Corps and Corps of Army Air Defence.
Apart from these women are also included in the Army in Military Nursing Service and medical officers cadre. Women are 20.75 per cent of the staff in medical and dental services respectively of the armed forces.
The total percentage figure of number of women is going to increase drastically as women are now granted permanent commission, thus opening a whole lot of new opportunities.