Lt Col Jyoti Sharma appointed as Army's first female JAG officer to be deployed on foreign mission

Lt Col Jyoti Sharma appointed as Army's first female JAG officer to be deployed on foreign mission


Lieutenant Colonel Jyoti Sharma has been appointed as Indian Army's first female Judge Advocate General officer to be deployed on a foriegn mission as military legal expert with the Government of Seychelles. Lt Col Jyoti's main role would be to update the Government of Seychelles officials on the defence and military act.

The Indian Army is also planning to include women in the Military Police Corps. In the month of April, the army had started the process of inducting women as Jawans in the corps of Military police. The Army also started online recruitment registration for recruiting women in CMP.

Women will be inducted in a graded manner to eventually comprise 20% of total Corps of Military Police. As of now, women are allowed in limited fields of the Army such as medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering wings.

As per the date available with the Government, the Indian Army has 3.80 per cent of its workforce as women, the Air Force has 13.09 per cent and the Navy six per cent. Out of all the three branches of the defence force, the Indian Air Force currently employs the highest percentage of women. It has also commissioned women officers to fly fighter jets

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