Reference : hindustantimes.com
The Indian Navy said on Tuesday that, provided they achieve the necessary qualifications, up to 20% of the initial class of "Agniveers"—military recruits under the government's "Agnipath" program—will be women.
According to Navy officials speaking to the news agency ANI, these "Agniveers" would be assigned to various branches of the nation's marine defense force.
On July 1, the Navy started accepting applications for the "Agnipath" scheme, and on Monday, government officials informed ANI that some 10,000 female aspirants had already done so.
"The Navy's Agnipath program will be gender-neutral. Thirty female officers are now at sea aboard frontline warships "According to Navy officials.