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Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Kumudini Tyagi and SLt Riti Singh are a part of a group of 17 officers of the Navy, including four women officers and three officers of the Indian Coast Guard, who were awarded ‘Wings’ on graduating as ‘Observers’ at a ceremony held today at INS Garuda, here, a Defence statement said.

Earlier, entry of women was restricted to the fixed wing aircraft that took off and landed ashore.

The ceremony was presided over by Rear Admiral Antony George, Chief Staff Officer (Training) who presented the awards and coveted wings to the graduating officers.


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