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26 April 2019 Current Events Army starts recruiting women soldiers'
Indian army, from Thursday, April 25, 2019 onwards, began their process of recruiting women soldiers or 'jawans'. The army aims to incorporate 20% of the military police cadre from female ranks. Women, till now, were only inducted as officers in the armed forces and were not allowed  to fight using arms. Also, just around 1500 women are there in the army, 1600 in IAF, and only about 500 in the Indian Navy, that too in the 65,000 strong cadre of officers. The data for the combined strength is 14 lakh armed forces, of which women are a miniscule percentage. The reports state that the government last year announced its decision to include women in the army as soldiers, from the year 2019 onwards. So the situation is now set to change.

Army starts recruiting women soldiers'
Indian army, from Thursday, April 25, 2019 onwards, began their process of recruiting women soldiers or 'jawans'. The army aims to incorporate 20% of the military police cadre from female ranks. Women, till now, were only inducted as officers in the armed forces and were not allowed  to fight using arms. Also, just around 1500 women are there in the army, 1600 in IAF, and only about 500 in the Indian Navy, that too in the 65,000 strong cadre of officers. The data for the combined strength is 14 lakh armed forces, of which women are a miniscule percentage. The reports state that the government last year announced its decision to include women in the army as soldiers, from the year 2019 onwards. So the situation is now set to change.



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