Both female officers and sailors who join the service as Agniveers next year will have the option of volunteering to become MARCOS.
New Delhi: The Indian Navy has chosen to admit women to its elite special forces, allowing them to serve as commandos in any of the three defense services for the first time. The army, navy, and air force are all branches of the military. Special forces are made up of some of the most powerful warriors who have undergone rigorous training and can mount a quick and stealthy response in forbidden zones.
“Women in the navy can now become marine commandos (Marcos) if they wish to and meet the conditions. It is a landmark moment in Indian military history. However, no one is assigned directly to special forces units. People must volunteer for it.”
According to a second official, female officers and sailors who join the service as Agniveers next year will have the option of volunteering to become Marcos.
The Marcos have been trained to do many lands, sea, and air activities.
These commandos can conduct clandestine attacks on enemy warships, offshore installations, and other critical assets, as well as specialized diving operations and observation and reconnaissance missions to support naval operations.
They can fight terrorists in a maritime environment and have been employed in counter-terrorism operations in Kashmir’s Wular lake area.
Women are now welcome in all sections of the navy, including special operations, aviation, and vessel tasks. It has grown into a power that is fully gender-neutral. If a person has what it takes, there is no scarcity of opportunities.
The opening of the navy’s special forces wing to women comes as the force prepares to induct women for the first time into the personnel below officer rank (PBOR) cadre.
The navy is closely checking its first class of Agniveers, which includes women, while they train at the INS Chilka training center in Odisha. Among the 3,000 recruits in the navy’s initial group of Agniveers were 341 women.