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In a ground breaking new step, Permanent Commission will now be granted to women in the Indian Army across 10 branches of the Indian army including signals, engineering, army aviation, army air defense, electronics and mechanical engineers.
In a ground breaking new step, Permanent Commission will now be granted to women inducted for Short Service commission in the Indian Army. This Ministry of Defence has taken the necessary steps to ensure that this rule is valid for 10 branches of the Indian army including signals, engineering, army aviation, army air defense, electronics and mechanical engineers.
This announcement comes just a month after a decision was taken to induct women in the Military Police, which Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman called a historic move to increase the representation of women in the armed forces.
In recent years, steps have been taken to ensure women have equal rights to serve their country. In February 2016, the then President Pranab Mukherjee had made the announcement that women would be allowed to take up combat roles in all sections of the Indian army.
Many women have made their mark in this field, hence breaking the stereotype that this profession is only for men. Women born in army families want to continue the family tradition and their gender should not be the reason for them to stop. For e.g. Wing Commander Farah Khan (Retd) said that she came from an army background and wanted to be known as an Air Force Pilot and not just as a the wife of one.Being from an army family does not mean that there is easy acceptance or that the struggle of these women is any less.
There are stories of incredible bravery and love for their country shown by women. Priya Semwal was the wife of brave heart, Naik Amit Sharma who lost his life in an operation in 2012. In memory of her husband and to serve her country, she joined Indian army as a young officer in 2014.
Avani Chaturvedi has made history by becoming India’s first woman fighter pilot. Squadron Leader Khushboo Gupta flies one of the toughest terrains as she makes regular trips to Siachen for necessary supplies and medical evacuation.
The Army has been viewed as a male dominated profession for the longest time and these changes have not happened overnight. But, like in every other sphere women are ready to stake claim to the spotlight. The decisions taken by the government to help women increase their representation will help this cause.
Women of our country have never lacked courage and given a fair chance can also be the protectors of the nation.
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