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.