New Delhi, Sep 2 : The Indian Army will induct 100 women soldiers every year in the military police, for the next 17 years.
The selection process for the first batch of 100 women soldiers is underway and their training is expected to start in December this year, sources in the Indian Army said.
According to sources, training for a period of 61 weeks will be exactly the same as male soldiers. If the numbers go down due to medical or other reasons, it will be catered for during future inductions as we go along, said a source.
So far, women are part of various establishments, but only as officers. For the first time, women will be inducted in the ranks as soldiers, the source added. Currently, women are recruited for selected roles in medical, education, legal, signals and engineering wings and only as officers.
The military police keeps a vigil in cantonments and army establishments, preventing a breach of rules and regulations by soldiers, said the source. (UNI)