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Women to be inducted as military police jawans first: Army Chief Bipin Rawat
As part of the women empowerment initiative, the chief of army staff, Bipin Rawat said that women would also be inducted in the combat roles for the Indian army but they would be selected as jawans first.
"Firstly, we will start with women as military police jawans, will take next step after success," General Rawat told media after attending a Passing out Parade (PoP) ceremony in Dehradun. 


He further added saying, "Because many times, when people go to the operation, we have to face the people and many a times ladies come in front of us."


If we see the current scenario of women in the Indian army, we realise that women are allowed to work in the army sector only in the fields of medicine, legal wing, educational sector, signals and engineering wings. The combat sectors are kept off the shore for them due to the considerations of operation and the logistic issues. 
If we see the scenario of engagement of women in the combat roles throughout the world, India will be joining countries like Australia, Germany, United States, Canada, Britain, Finland, Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway and Israel. These countries have already allowed their women to handle the combating positions in their respective armies. 


This is really a brave step forward in uplifting the status of women in our country as it would be inspiring for a lot of women out there who have had to suffer a lot just because they had lost the gender race when it came to racing of the chromosomes.


In the previous year, a major step forward was taken and Bhawana Kanth, Avani Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh became the first women fighter pilots of our country to be formally commissioned by the Indian Air Force.
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