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Indian Navy Appoints First Woman Commanding Officer For Naval Ship

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  • As for operations, the Navy's sheer number of deployments has been satisfying, as its ships have been present all the time in the Indo-Pacific.
  • Admiral Kumar said that the Indian Navy has put a woman in charge of a naval ship for the first time.

India’s Navy Chief Admiral R. Hari Kumar announced on Friday that the first woman has been named commanding officer of a naval ship. This is in line with the Navy’s policy of allowing women to work in “all roles and all ranks.”

Admiral Kumar told a press conference before Navy Day that the Indian Navy’s ships, submarines, and planes have kept up a high operational pace in the strategic waters for the past year.

He said that the Indian Navy keeps an eye on everything going on in the area, including China’s growing presence in the Indian Ocean.

He said, “Our ships, submarines, and aircraft have kept up a high operational tempo, carrying out missions and tasks that include military, diplomatic, police, and friendly roles.”

“Our units were sent all over the Indian Ocean Region and beyond to protect and advance our country’s interests,” he said.

The Navy “has remained a ‘Combat-ready, Credible, Cohesive, and Future Proof’ force. This is made possible by what we call our’ships first’ attitude, which means that everything we do is meant to help our women and men in operational units do their jobs very well. As for operations, the Navy’s sheer number of deployments has been satisfying, as its ships have been present all the time in the Indo-Pacific.

Admiral Kumar said that the Indian Navy has put a woman in charge of a naval ship for the first time.

“The amount of strength among women Agniveers has now gone over 1,000.” “These numbers show that our philosophy of “all roles, all ranks” applies to how we use women in the service.” He also said that the Indian Navy is fully committed to working together and as a single unit.

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