How Many Women Officers Are Serving In Defence Forces?

The combat employment philosophy of women in the Armed Forces is a continuously evolving process and is regularly reviewed by them. As of now, the ladies are being charged in the Indian Army into ten Arms and Services viz. Corps of Engineers, Corps of Signals, Army Air Defense, Army Service Corps, Army Ordnance Corps, Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers, Army Aviation Corps, Intelligence Corps, Judge Advocate General Branch, and Army Education Corps notwithstanding the Armed Forces Medical Services.

The IAF has charged 15 ladies military pilots till date and the ladies officials are currently being enlisted in all battle jobs. Indian Navy has proactively deputed 28 ladies officials on board transports. Ladies officials are additionally sent in battle jobs locally available maritime Aircraft/transport borne helicopters. The quantity of ladies staff in the Armed Forces is as under:

Indian Army:

Arm/Service Strength of Women Officers (excluding Medical/Dental/Nursing officers)
Army Air Defence 82
Corps of Engineers 212
Corps of Signals 243
Army Service Corps 272
Army Ordnance Corps 309
Electronics and Mechanical Engineers 274
Intelligence Corps 82
Army Aviation Corps 29
Army Education Corps 82
Judge Advocate General Branch 120

JCOs/OR:

Provision for enrolment of ladies as Other Ranks in Corps of Military Police in the Indian Army has been presented in 2019. Under this plan, 1700 ladies faculty have been wanted to be enlisted in a staged way (around 100 every year). The enlistment of ladies has started from the year 2020. An aggregate of 300 opportunities for enrollment of Women Military Police have been delivered till date. Status of enlistment is as given beneath:

Recruiting Year Vacancies Released Intake Remarks
2019-20 101 100 Completed training and inducted.
2020-21 99 Recruitment withheld due to COVID-19 restrictions.
2021-22 100

Indian Air Force:

Branch Stream Strength of Women Officers (excluding Medical/Dental/Nursing officers)
Flying Pilot F 15
Flying Pilot H 53
Flying Pilot T 53
Flying (Navigator) 21
Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) 60
Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) 551
Administration 407
Logistics 150
Accounts 135
Education 95
Meteorological 100

Indian Navy:

Branch/Cadre/Specialisation Strength of Women Officers (excluding Medical/Dental/Nursing officers)
Executive (Logistics) 134
Executive (Law) 08
Executive (Observers) 73
Executive (Pilot) 10
Executive (ATC) 80
Executive (NAI) 34
Executive (PR) 01
Executive (SP) 01
Education (General Service) 120
Education (Met) 26
Engineering (Naval Constructor) 72

Armed Forces Medical Services: 

Number of women serving in Armed Forces Medical Services are as follows:

Service Army Medical Corps(AMC) Army Dental Corps (ADC) Military Nursing Service (MNS)
Army 1240 177  4734
Navy 145 7
Air Force 281 5

Indian Army: 

The details of women officers who have been granted permanent commission in Indian Army are as under:

Arm/Service Strength of Women Officers (excluding Medical/Dental/Nursing officers)
Army Air Defence 22
Corps of Engineers 89
Corps of Signals 75
Army Service Corps 118
Army Ordnance Corps 148
Electronics and Mechanical Engineers 97
Intelligence Corps 32
Army Aviation Corps 06
Army Education Corps 76
Judge Advocate General Branch 22

Indian Air Force:

 The details of women officers who have been granted permanent commission in Indian Air Force are as under:

Branch Strength of Women Officers (excluding Medical/Dental/Nursing officers)
Flying Pilot – F 00
Flying Pilot – T 04
Flying Pilot – H 09
Flying (Navigator) 02
Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) 06
Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) 79
Administration 133
Logistics 54
Accounts 52
Education 26
Meteorological 16

Indian Navy: 

The details of women officers who have been granted permanent commission and presently serving in Indian Navy are as under:

Branch/Cadre/Specialisation Strength of Women Officers (excluding Medical/Dental officers)
Executive (Logistics) 16
Executive (Observers) 04
Education (General Service) 20
Education (Met) 06
Engineering (Naval Constructor) 03

Armed Forces Medical Services:

Arm/Service Number of Women granted Permanent Commission
AMC 157
ADC 22
MNS 797

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