- The Indian Navy would launch the online application procedure for the recruitment from July 15 to July 30 after the registrations.
- According to Navy officials, "We have decided that the moment has come to recruit women sailors as well as in all trades that will involve women who will travel to sea.
Nearly 10,000 women have signed up for the Narendra Modi administration’s “Agnipath” Navy recruitment programme in less than a week.
The BJP-led Centre’s transformational strategy was applauded as a significant milestone by the armed forces.
According to government officials speaking to India Today, “near to 10000 female candidates had registered themselves as of yesterday evening.”
The Indian Navy would launch the online application procedure for the recruitment from July 15 to July 30 after the registrations. The exact number of women among the 3,000 naval agnives that the Navy will enlist in 2022 is still up in the air.
On November 21, the Navy is making preparations at INS Chilka, the top facility for Indian Navy personnel undergoing basic training. Additionally, the facility will have resources for training female sailors.
“The Navy’s Agnipath programme will be gender-neutral. Thirty female officers are now at sea on front-line warships. According to Navy officials, “We have decided that the moment has come to recruit women sailors as well as in all trades that will involve women who will travel to sea.
Since the 1990s, women have been admitted to the 14 thousand-strong military forces, although only at the officer ranks. This changed in 2019–20 when the Indian Army for the first time started hiring women in different ranks. 100 female jawans currently serve in the Corps of Military Police as a result of this (CMP). Through “Agnipath,” the three forces intend to enlist 46,000 soldiers who will serve for four years.
After the four-year tenure is up, 25% of the trainees will be incorporated into the force, while the remaining recruits will be released to pursue professions in the civil sector alongside the paramilitary forces.