The first batch of 83 women soldiers were inducted into the Corps of Military Police of the Indian Army on Saturday. The Corps of Military Police Centre & School (CMP C &S) at Bengaluru held the attestation parade of the first batch of 83 women soldiers at the Dronacharya Parade Ground. The parade was conducted as a low key event while observing all COVID-19 protocols. Changing role of Women Officers in Indian Defence Forces.
The Commandant of the CMP Centre & School while reviewed the parade. He complimented the newly attested women soldiers for their impeccable drill and congratulated them on their successful completion of the intense 61 weeks of training on aspects related to Basic Military training, Provost training to include all forms of policing duties and management of prisoners of war, ceremonial duties and skill development to include driving and maintenance of all vehicles and signal communications. New Era for Indian Defence Forces – IAF gets two more women fighter pilots.
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While extolling the virtues of dedication to duty, righteousness and selfless service to the nation, he expressed his confidence that the training imparted to them and the standards achieved would hold them in good stead and help them prove to be a force multiplier at their new units, located across varied terrain and operational conditions in the country. Lady Officers in Indian Army to Get Permanent Commission.
The Indian Army is reportedly planning to induct 800 women into the military police. According to a report published in Hindustan Times , yearly 52 women soldiers will be inducted into the force. There are currently 9000 women are serving in the Indian Armed Forces (Indian Army, Air Force and Navy) and Notably, women are serving as officers in the Indian Armed Forces since 1990s.