women in army
President Mukherjee had always been a champion of women’s rights and empowerment. Most notably, in 2016, he spearheaded the agenda of allowing women to serve in fighter combat streams of the Indian forces.
Battle Physical Efficiency Test (BPET), which is a series of physical tests is used to test the physical fitness of an officer or a jawan to perform military tasks.
I was in service during the Kargil war in 1999, posted in Pathankot. We were a family of four in three cities as my children were with their grandparents in Pune and my husband was posted in Hisar, says Lt General Madhuri Kanitkar.
“It is an insult to women as well as the army when aspersions are cast on women, their ability and their achievements in the Army,” the Supreme Court noted.
A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Ajay Rastogi said, “If you have the will and change of mindset, it can be done.”
A number of women officers demanded for command posting after getting permanent commission. Their plea, however, has been opposed citing greater family demands and the danger of them being taken prisoner of war.
Captain Tania Shergill would be the first woman adjutant for India’s Republic Day Parade ever.
This policy will not benefit women officers earlier inducted under the Short Service Commission (SSC), say five or 10 years ago.
In April, the army had released circulars calling for online applications of women wanting to join the Military Police.
For this purpose, as many as 100 pan India vacancies were rolled out this year for women. In order to meet the requirement in the Indian army, these many vacancies are likely to be made available for the next five years.
Army Officer Kalpana Kundu undertook a rare high altitude patrol in the Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh recently.
In a historic decision that has been a secret desire of almost all women in the forces, the defence ministry…