In a first, Sub Lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi & Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh will be the first women combatants who will operate as specialists on board Navy helicopters which operate from the deck of warships. The move paves the way for gender equality in the force as these two women would be the first set of women tacticians in the country. The women officers were operating from the deck of warships. In the event of combat, these women officers would detect enemy submarines and warships using the onboard sensors they operate and provide targeting solutions to the pilots of the choppers who would fire the actual weapons, torpedoes or anti-ship missiles. It is expected that the two officers will eventually fly on the navy's new MH-60 R helicopters, 24 of which are on order. The two officers are part of a group of 17 officers of the Indian Navy, including four women officers, and three officers of the Indian Coast Guard, the navy said in a statement. They were awarded "Wings" on graduating as "Observers" at a ceremony held on Monday at INS Garuda in Kochi. Watch the video to know more them.