New Delhi: The Indian Air Force has 13.09% of women officers, the highest among all three armed forces, minister of state for defence Subhash Bhamre said on Wednesday.

"The Army has 3.80% of women officers, while the navy has 6% of women officers," he said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. The air force has 13.09 % of women officers in its force, he stated.

Women are recruited in the army, navy and air force only in the officer's rank.

In response to a question, on the import of missiles from Russia that could attract US sanctions, the minister said the government was aware of all developments that may impact the procurement of defence equipment.

To another query, Bhamre said a Board of Enquiry has been constituted to look into the explosion incident outside a demolition pit in Maharashtra's Wardha.

On November 20, while shifting one of the unserviceable ammunition from the vehicle to the demolition pit, one of the boxes fell and exploded killing six persons and injuring 19 in Maharashtra's Wardha district.