Army inducts women as soldiers for the first time, breaking another glass ceiling
NEW DELHI: Shattering yet another glass ceiling in the overwhelmingly male-dominated armed forces, the first-ever batch of 83 women jawans have now been inducted into the Corps of Military Police (CMP) in the 13-lakh strong Army.
The attestation parade of the 83 women soldiers was held at the CMP Centre & School at Bengaluru on Saturday after they underwent 61 weeks of intensive basic military and provost training, which included all forms of policing duties and management of prisoners of war, ceremonial duties, skill development and signal communications.
Reviewing the parade, CMP Centre commandant Brigadier C Dayn expressed his confidence that the training imparted to the women soldiers, along with the standards they achieved, would hold them in good stead. They will prove to be force-multipliers at their new units located across varied terrains and operational conditions in the country, he said.
Army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand, in turn, said the force plans to induct 1,700 women in the PBOR (personnel below officer rank) category in the CMP in a phased manner over the next 16-17 years.
The Army, Navy and IAF, which together number over 15-lakh, have till now inducted women only as officers, and that too in small numbers. Several branches have been progressively opened for women in recent years, with the IAF now even having 10 women fighter pilots.
Step in the wrong direction.While in the defence forces/war, you need focus which may be lost when serving with the opposite sex. Its common sense.
it is for show and photo shoot they will not go to combat areas. if war theater situation arises they will produce pregnancy certificates to escape war theater posting
They will be of no use.
It's useless just to complete desire of some people & pseudo feminist
Military Police is NOT a fighting unit like the infantry.
But a unit of the Army.
yes, but women were already part of the Army before this...CMP, MES, AMC, etc are support units and not fighting units...
Prem Nath Sampangi
Pappu will have a problem with this also.
Sajjan Singh Shaktawat
It is OK but guiding principal should be that women should not be inducted in any branches of Armed forces where they can be captured by enemy. If any woman is captured by enemy, what kind of dealing they may get by enemy need not be expned.
In this country INELIGIBLE BAD PERSONS are getting all benefits over ELIGIBLE PERSONS. so that a FEW can run this country by DIVIDE AND RULE.
Why these negative comments about women serving in the Military? Are you saying women cannot fight? Are we forgetting about Zansi ki Rani? Women are serving in militaries of many countries including USA.. So stop being so male centered.
The Israeli army and the US army both have serving female soldiers. They are the best armies in the world. Well done to the Indian army.
we should not forget about women's bravery, skill, presence of mind
Need More Land
Only men in army could not expand our land mass
Shri Bhagwan Bhardwaj
Though ladies are capable but Indian mentality toward ladies is not fair
A nation that sends its women to the front line is morally bankrupt.
good phot shoot session .. ladies unififom i think Japanese call it comfort companion
Nonsense Feminist program of Govt. All these people will die due to various diseases.
In Norway male and female soldiers do train together and bunk together. ...baki aap sjhdar ho
Go there then , your kind are notneeded in India.