Number of Women in Indian Armed Forces

Number of Women in Indian Armed Forces

Number of Women in Indian Armed Forces: In this article we are providing all the details regarding women serving in Indian Armed Forces, i.e Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy.
Indian Army
6892
Indian Air Force
1878
Indian Navy
685

Year-wise induction details of women in the three armed forces during the past three years and current year is as follows:
Year
2017
2018
2019
2020
Indian Army
949
819
364
102
Indian Air Force
109
86
77
00
Indian Navy
57
38
54
18
(in progress)

Now, Indian Army has started inducting women in general soldier role. 101 women have started their training in January this year at Corps of Military Police Training Centre, Bangalore.
All the branches/streams of Indian Air Force are open to women officers. The Government has commenced a scheme for induction of women Short Service Commission (SSC) officers in the fighter stream of the flying branch in the year 2015.  The Indian Air Force has also formulated the requisite gender neutral Air Hqr. Human Resource Policies (HRPs) enabling consideration of Short Service Commission officers for permanent commission in all ventures of the Indian Air Force.
Indian Navy has also progressively increased the avenues for women to join the Naval Force from 3 branches in 1992 to 11 branches in 2019.

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