Bengaluru: After 23 years, the Indian Navy has deployed 4 women officers onboard its warships. 

"Four Indian navy women officers have been deployed recently on warships in recent times. Two of them are posted on the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya while two others are deployed on the tanker ship INS Shakti," ANI quoted an Indian Navy spokesperson.

It might be noted that it was in 1998 that women officers started getting deployed onboard warships but the decision was changed soon after due to certain logistical and other issues.

The lady officers were posted on two different warships recently.

Women officers deployed onboard the tanker vessel INS Shakti include a doctor who said the Indian Navy has given her an opportunity to serve both as a doctor and onboard warship, the news agency added. 

"We work shoulder to shoulder with our male counterparts," the lady officers said.

Indian Navy had started building separate cabins and toilets for women officers a few years ago on its warships to prepare the vessels for lady officers.

The force also recently deployed a lady officer as the first women defence attache posted abroad. The lady officer is Lieutenant Commander Karabi Gogoi who is posted at Moscow as naval attache.