Indian Army to Induct 800 Women Into Military Police

September 15, 2017

September 12, 2017:  A day after Nirmala Sitharaman took over as the country’s first full-time female defence minister, the army on Friday announced that it is giving finishing touches to a proposal for inducting women into the military police. In a presentation made at the army chiefs’ conclave, Lieutenant General Kumar said women were required in the Corps of Military Police (CMP) to investigate gender-specific allegations and crime. The women will be inducted as junior commissioned officers. The Indian armed forces account for around 3,500 women officers (out of approximately 40,000 officers total), all of whom are in non-combat roles.

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