Induction of women into combat roles will be in phased manner: Manohar Parrikar

The timeline of induction of women into combat roles will be decided after taking into account issues related to their training and accommodation, he said.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 26, 2016 2:26 am
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday that induction of women in combat arms will take place in a phased manner. Speaking on the sidelines of an event organised by the Defence Investors and Industry Association (DIIA), Parrikar said factors such as training facilities and accommodation would decide the timeline for induction of women into the fighter streams of the armed forces.

Parrikar also hinted that the government is considering setting up a separate wing for defence acquisition.


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  1. S
    Feb 25, 2016 at 11:09 am
    Even in internal security like state Rapid Action Force the police do not prefer women considering only the safety of their women forces, that being the case what nonsense you are proposing???
  2. S
    Feb 25, 2016 at 11:07 am
    In the name of freedom of speech we have only fostered anti-nationals like those in JNU. Just like that in the name of equality of men and women inducting female solders is the worst ber anyone can think of!!!
  3. S
    Feb 25, 2016 at 11:05 am
    Stop this nonsense!!! Even male combat soldiers are physically ill treated if caught alive its needless to even think what would happen if a female combat soldier is caught in combat. And if female soldiers are not to be deplo in combat, then why waste money in training them?? It is ic to have female soldiers in the Armed Forces.
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    Bijan Mohanty
    Feb 25, 2016 at 10:48 am
    Manohar Parrikar is the only Minister in Modi Govt. who is doing excellent job without beating his drum or without raising useless, communal issues.
  5. M
    Feb 25, 2016 at 1:02 pm
    yatra naryastu poojyante ramante tatra devataah , women needs to be worshiped not sent to battlefield - wrong move mr parrikar
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    shailendra kumar
    Feb 25, 2016 at 11:22 am
    army is the wrong platform to practice social reforms.
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