Agniveer Training: Agniveer of the first batch of Navy has started training at INS Chilka in Odisha. Significantly, this batch of 3000 firemen also includes women firemen. For the first time, women were appointed as sailors in the Indian Navy. The Navy was the first force in the armed forces in which fireman training began first.
The Indian Navy on Wednesday (December 7) released the first batch of photos of Agniveers at INS Chilka. In these photos, Chief of Personnel (COP) and Vice Admiral (VO) Dinesh K Tripathi of the Navy met Agniveer.
Vice Admiral congratulated the firefighters.
Inaugurating the first batch of Navy Agniveers, the Vice Admiral congratulated the Agniveers for choosing the Navy. They were told to follow the Navy’s core values of duty, honor and valor. He said that with these core values, the Navy can achieve higher goals for the country.
Vice Admiral Tripathi reviewed the facilities and infrastructure required for women firefighters at Chilka Naval Training Base. Information was also taken about the initiative for women-firefighters to join the Navy. Because for the first time women reached Chilka base for naval training. Women officers have been in the Navy for the last few years. But this was the first time that women were appointed as naval officers.
A day before Navy Day i.e. December 3, Navy Chief Admiral R Harikumar said in the capital Delhi that a total of 3000 recruitments have been made in the first batch of Agniveer under the Agnipath scheme. Among them 341 are women-firemen. This year, there are total 6000 vacancies in Navy under Agneepath scheme. 20 percent of them are reserved for women candidates. According to the Navy Chief, from the next batch, women-sailors will be deployed in warships.
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