The British Army is facing an acute shortage in soldiers. Women could fill in the gaps caused by the shortage. Why are they chary about using women in the front line combat duties such as infantry. Is it because of the distaste of what would happen if a woman falls into enemy hands? Or is it there would be a flurry of sexual indiscretion, sex for favours, hot bunking, sexual harassment, long pregnancy leave to include leave for weaning the child born? What if a woman repeatedly has children and is on legitimate leave, how will it affect her training, since the basic skills are taught and learnt in the early part of the career. When she returns after very long leave caused by repeated pregnancy and birth, she might know less than that of the juniors she has to command. What happens in such a situation? Indian Army has women only in the combat service support. And it banned the employment of lady ADCs to Generals, when a wife of a General complained. What is your take on using women in the infantry including staying in isolated posts as the others do on the Line of Control.