In a big move, the Indian Army has decided to induct women in the military police, a senior Army officer said on Friday afternoon.
The Indian Army has announced after finalizing inducting of 800 in the military police, with a yearly intake of 52.
While interacting with the media, Lt. General Ashwani Kumar, Indian Army’s Adjutant General said, “The plan is to induct approximately 800 women in military police with a yearly intake of 52 personnel per year”.
It was reported that Indian Army allows the woman to serve in selected wings, which include legal, medical and engineering.
The Indian army doesn’t allow women for combat roles.
While speaking to the media, Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General said, “the Army was looking at inducting women jawans and the process would start with the induction of women into the CMP”.
It has been discovered that a major step towards gender bias has been taken by announcing the induction of women in the military police.
Following this, the role of the military police includes army establishments, policing cantonments, preventing the breach of rules and regulations by soldiers, handling prisoners of war, maintaining movement of soldiers.