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Women to be allowed in combat role in Army, says Gen Bipin Rawat


The process to allow women in combat role, currently an exclusive domain of men, is moving fast, said Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat, dding that initially women will be recruited for positions in military police.

Army Chief said that currently women are allowed in a number of select areas including in medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering wings of the Army but combat roles are kept off limit for them due to operational concerns and logistical issues.

The Army Chief said he was ready to recruit women as jawans and the matter is being taken up with the government.

Very few countries including Germany, Australia, Canada, the US, Britain, Denmark, Finland, France , Norway, Sweden and Israel have allowed women in combat roles.

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