Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said that women would first be inducted into the military police before considering other options in the armed force for them.
“Firstly, we will start with women as military police jawans, will take next step after success,” General Rawat told media after attending a Passing out Parade (PoP) ceremony here.
General Rawat said that the process to allow women in combat roles is ongoing and they will be recruited for positions in the military police.
Presently, women are only being recruited into selective areas of the army like medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering wings.
According to reports, India will be joining countries like Germany, Australia, Canada, the United States, Britain, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden and Israel that have already allowed women in combat roles in their army.