Question: Presently, the Indian Army is inducting women into which of the following Branches/Cadres ?
(a)Army Ordinance Corps
(c)Education and Meteorology branches
(d)All the above
- On 24 October, 2015 The Ministry of Defence has approved the induction of women into the Fighter (Combat) stream of the IAF.
- This progressive step is in keeping with the aspirations of Indian women and is in line with contemporary trends in Armed Forces of developed nations.
- The first women pilots would be selected from the batch which is presently undergoing flying training at Air Force Academy.
- After successful completion of ab-initio training, they would be commissioned in the fighter stream in June 2016.
- Thereafter, they would undergo advanced training for one year and would enter a fighter cockpit by June 2017.
- Presently, the IAF is inducting women’s into the Transport and Helicopter stream of the flying branch, Navigation, Aeronautical Engineering, Administration, Logistics, Accounts, Education and Meteorology branches.