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India Will Allow Women in Combat Roles

June 28, 2017

June 15, 2017:  The Indian Army is all set to open up combat positions for women, a gender barrier broken by only a few countries globally.  Army chief general Bipin Rawat said the process to allow women in combat roles, currently an exclusive domain of men, is moving fast and initially women will be recruited for positions in military police.  India joins a handful of countries, including Germany, Australia, Canada, the US, Britain, Denmark, Finland, France , Norway, Sweden and Israel, which have allowed women in combat roles. See full story:  Women to be Allowed in Combat Roles in Indian Army, Says General Bipin Rawat (Hindustan Times, www.hindustantimes.com) See also this related article which gives information on 16 countries where women serve in combat roles: Indian Army to Allow Women in Combat Roles:  Other Countries that Have Broken Gender Barrier (Hindustan Times, www.hindustantimes.com)

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