'Women to lead Army units': Rajnath Singh's assurance after permanent commission

Published on Oct 14, 2021 07:55 PM IST
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said women officers will soon command army units and battalions. The opportunity to command battalions forms part of natural career progression for women officers after the army began granting them PC following a Supreme Court ruling last year. “Our approach to the induction of women in the police, central police, paramilitary and armed forces has been progressive. We have taken the evolutionary path of moving from support to combat support and thereafter to combat arms within the armed forces,” Singh said. The armed forces are preparing to induct women into the National Defence Academy (NDA), thus far a male preserve, following a landmark verdict by the SC. Watch the full video for more details.

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