We are celebrating another milestone in the Indian defense forces as the first batch of 100 women soldiers in the Army is likely to be commissioned by March 2021.
As per the reports, as soon as this first batch of women completes its training that will start December 2019, all of them will get commissioned. These women soldiers will be commissioned into the Corps of Military Police of the Indian Army.
An Army official mentioned,
“The training period – of 61 weeks – is similar to that of male soldiers. Batches comprising similar number of soldiers will be trained and commissioned every year.”
Till now women worked only in engineering, medical, legal, signals, and educational wings of Army. But in the coming times, women soldiers will take up the duties of policing cantonments and other Army establishments in the Corps of Military Police.
An Army source also shared,
“The cadre of women soldiers in the Corps of Military Police will be maintained at a fixed number of 1,700 corps. The Indian Army will achieve this number by filling in the corps in batches. Lieutenant General Ashwani Kumar, Colonel Commandant of the Corps of Military Police, had last week interviewed Lieutenant Colonel Nandani for the training instructor’s position.”
In addition to handling war prisoners and maintaining rules, women soldiers will work along with civil police of various state governments as well as the Centre. They will investigate cases of crime as well.