Women will be part of armed forces in large numbers :Manohar Parrikar

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New Delhi : He was speaking at an event where he felicitated the first ever all-girls National Cadet Corps (NCC) team which had climbed the Mount Everest.

In the coming years, the armed forces will see larger participation of women, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said.

“This is just the beginning. Slowly, women in large numbers will be part of the armed forces,” Parrikar told reporters when asked whether more women would be encouraged to join the armed forces.

He was speaking at an event where he felicitated the first ever all-girls National Cadet Corps (NCC) team which had climbed the Mount Everest.

Flying Cadet Avani Chaturvedi, along with Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh, is on the threshold of entering history books in the country this Saturday by being the first three women cadets to be inducted for flying fighter aircraft.

Thereafter, they would undergo advanced training for one year on Hawk aircraft in Bidar in Karnataka and would enter a fighter cockpit by June 2017.

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