Last Updated: 22 June 2020
“Male who was born to a Female and doesn’t respect a female has no right to live in this world”
Women in the military or various other posts in Indian arm forces have been an honor to the people of the country. Several revolutions in India are successful with a woman’s active support.
All wings of the Indian Armed Forces permit Females in combat supervisory roles (officers) and combat roles (junior ranks).
Besides the Indian Army, they allow support roles only, and Special Forces of India allows trainer role only w.r.t 2017 ( may have changed in the future).
If we talk about the recruitment Indian Air Force had 8.5% women in 2014 and 13.09% women in 2018.
Likewise, the Indian Navy had 2.8% women in 2014 and 6% women in 2018, and the Indian Army had 3% women in 2014 and 3.80% women in 2014.
This Analytics shows that Indian Women have been taking more part in recent years. Read all the List Of The First Woman In Indian Arm Forces to know about them.
Excluding the Indian Air Force, the Indian Navy, and the Indian Army, women also join in the other fields like:
- Special Forces of India (paratroopers wings)
- Indian Coast Guard
- Assam Rifles
- Special Frontier Force
- Central Reserve Police Force
- Central Industrial Security Force
- Border Security Force
- Sashastra Seema Bal
- Indo-Tibetan Border Police
- National Security Guard
- Special Protection Group
- Railway Protection Force
- National Disaster Response Force
List Of The First Woman In Indian Arm Forces
|1||First Woman Air Marshal of Indian Air Force (IAF)||Padma Bandopadhyay|
|2||First Woman Lieutenant General of Indian Army (LG)||Punita Arora|
|3||First Indian Woman to Fly Solo in the Indian Air Force||Harita Kaur Deol|
|4||First Woman Fighter Pilot||Mohana Singh|
|5||First Woman to Join Indian Army||Priya Jhingan|
|6||First Lady Vice-Admiral in the Indian Navy||Punita Arora|
|7||First Woman in Indian Army to receive the coveted ‘Sword of Honour’||Divya Ajith Kumar|
|8||First Woman Major-General in the Indian Army||Gertrude Alice Ram|
|9||First Woman Adjutant for India’s Republic Day Parade||Captain Tania Shergill|
|10||First Woman Officer in India to receive a Gallantry Award||Major Mitali Madhumita|
|11||First Indian Woman to fly MiG-21 Aircraft Alone||Avani Chaturvedi|
|12||The First Woman to Summit the Mt.Everest||Nivedita Choudhary|
|13||First Female in the Indian Army to Beat all her Male Co-Cadets in Physical Fitness Tests||Shanti Tigga|
|14||First Women Pilots to Fly into the Combat Zone During the Kargil War 1999||Gunjan Saxena and Srividya Rajan|
|15||First Woman Officer to Receive the Prestigious ‘Sena Medal’||Mitali Madhumita|
|16||First Female Operational Paratrooper in the Indian Army||Captain Ruchi Sharma|
|17||First Women Fighter Pilots Marking International Women’s Day on 8 March 2020||Bhawana Kanth, Avani Chaturvedi, and Mohana Singh Jitarwal|
|18||First Woman in the Indian Air Force, given a Permanent Commission||Wing Commander Shaliza Dhami|
|19||First Woman to receive the ‘Yudh Seva Medal’||Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal|
|20||First Woman to Attain the Rank of Commander in the Indian Navy||Dr. Barbara Ghosh|
|21||First Female Vice-Admiral||Dr. Punita Arora|
|22||First Woman Sailor From Northeast India||Lieutenant S Vijaya Devi|
|23||India’s First Woman Commando Trainer who is also known as “India’s Wonder Woman”||Dr. Seema Rao|
|24||First Woman Commandant in the Paramilitary Forces||Asha Sinha|