Defence attaches are military officers who are posted in foreign countries as a part of diplomatic & military relations.

In yet another first for women, the Indian armed forces will now post women officers as defence attaches in its overseas missions, reported TOI.

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A decision in this regard was taken by the government earlier this year. The three services have been asked to identify officers who could fill these posts.

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According to sources, the first batch of women officers could go out as early as the next ‘rotation’.

The move was applauded by people on Twitter.

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Earlier this year, the defence ministry announced that women could get permanent commission in 10 branches of Indian army.


In recent years, India’s defence diplomacy has assumed a crucial role in diplomatic engagement with other countries and inducting women officers in this role could be really effective for securing the country’s defence interests.

Also, this is a welcome move as the defence attache’s post has always been male-dominated in India.