The Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, was caught on the wrong side of the gender debate during a recent media interview. He told News18 that the Indian Army is not yet ready for women in combat roles.
The Army chief retreated from an earlier statement in June last year wherein he had said that the process of inducting women in combat roles was moving fast and would start with “women as military police jawans”.
The volte face by the Army chief now and the rationale for it was mostly administrative in nature and missed the woods for the trees.
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