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Indian Army inducts first-ever batch of 100 women soldiers



Indian Army inducts first-ever batch of 100 women soldiers

Indian Army is all set to induct and train the first batch of 100 women soldiers.

All the 100 women soldiers will be selected after an elaborate selection process across the nation. The training is scheduled to begin from December 2019 in Bengaluru.

The duration period of the training of the 100 women soldiers will be 61 weeks, same as the training period of the male soldiers. It will be conducted with the spirit that they are ‘soldiers first’.

After the first batch of 100 women soldiers is finalised, and this process will be followed up each year now, i.e batch of 100 women soldiers will be inducted annually till the total women cadre strength goes up to 1700.

All the women soldiers will be trained by women instructors, who will be selected through an interview process.

According to Colonel Commandant of the Military Police, Lt Gen Ashwani who interviewed Lt Col Nandani for the role of the instructor of the first-ever batch of women soldiers, the first set of instructors is most important, as it will lay down the foundation for generations to come. Besides Lt Col Nandani, there will be more instructors for the first batch of women soldiers.


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