The Indian Navy has deployed a number of female officers in its workplaces but has not yet recruited women on warships. Women are not employed on warships for a variety of reasons, including long working hours, lack of access to ‘privacy’ in staff quarters, and lack of facilities such as separate bathrooms.
Another effort to bring about gender equality in the Navy is to recruit 2 women for the first time on warships. Sub-Lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi and Sub-Lieutenant Riti Singh will be the first female officers to be recruited on naval warships.
The MH-60R helicopters are considered to be the most advanced multipurpose helicopters in the world. They are being trained to operate sensor equipment on multipurpose helicopters on warships. After training, they will serve on the Navy’s new MH-60R helicopters.
At present, in Raphael all the pilots are men. In the meantime, the Air Force has transferred one of the 10 female pilots for training to operate Rafale aircraft. After training, they would be serving as one of the Raphael pilots.