The SC said that denial of permanent commission to SSC women in Navy who have served the nation is a grave injustice. This judgment follows a verdict by the Apex Court in favour of permanent commission for women in Indian Army. A permanent commission entitles an officer to serve in the Navy till he/she retires unlike short service commission (SSC).
The helicopters, with anti-surface anti-submarine warfare and search and rescue missions capabilities, will prove to be a very potent weapon against the rising Chinese presence in the Indian Ocean region. The choppers will be armed with Hellfire missiles, precision kill weapon system and MK 54 torpedoes.