Women have played many roles in the military, from ancient warrior women, to the women currently serving in conflicts, even though the vast majority of all combatants have been men in every culture. On India’s 66th Republic Day here’s a collection of women contingents from across countries in the marching suits at special occasions.

 

WOMEN IN INDIAN ARMY

Indian women in the military and the images of their achievements

 

CHINESE WOMEN MARCH IN RED SUITS

Women in their red suits march on special military days in China.

 

 

NORTH KOREAN FEMALE SOLDIERS SALUTE

 

 

RUSSIAN WOMEN SOLDIERS SING AS THEY MARCH

 

 

US MARINES IN CALIFORNIA