Meet India’s first women to be posted on Navy warships as chopper tacticians
In a first, two women officers have been selected to join as ‘Observers’ in Indian Navy. The officers will join as ‘Observers’ (Airborne tacticians) in the helicopter stream of Navy. Sub Lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi and Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh were awarded ‘Wings’ on graduating as ‘Observers’. They were awarded at a ceremony on September 21 at Kochi’s INS Garuda. Tyagi and Singh are the first set of women airborne tacticians to operate from warships’ deck. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam lauded both the officers. Earlier, entry of women was restricted to fixed wing aircraft that took off and landed ashore.