No combat role for women in armed forces: Antony

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  1. lambu

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    The government Monday made it clear that it has no proposal to induct women in combat roles in the defence forces, including as fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force. Parliament was also informed that there has been a 67 percent increase in the recruitment of women officers into the army, navy and air force in the last three years.

    “There is no proposal to induct women into combat duties in the defence forces including as fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force,” Defence Minister A.K. Antony said in a written reply during question hour.

    “Induction of women in combat duties has not been recommended by the studies carried out by the headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (HQ IDS) in 2006 and high level tri-services committee in 2011″ he added.

    He also gave figures to buttress the point that there has been an increase in the women officers recruited since 2009.

    In 2009, the three services had recruited 219 women, of whom 70 were for the army, 24 for the navy and 125 for the air force.

    In 2010, the services recruited a total of 277 women officers. Of these, 93 were for the army, 39 for the navy and 145 for the air force.

    In 2011, the figures showed a 67 per cent increase since 2009. The defence forces had recruited 366 women that year, of whom 164 were for the army, 68 for the navy and 134 for the air force.

    In 2011, the total number of women officers in the three services stood at 1055 for the army, 288 for the navy and 936 for the air force.

    The number of women officers the previous year (2010) was 999 for army, 191 for navy and 889 for air force. In 2009, there were 1030 women officers in the army, 176 in the navy and 915 in the air force.

    Antony noted that there is no separate fixed sanctioned strength for recruitment of women officers in the armed forces and they are recruited within the overall sanctioned strength of the respective service.

    Also, there is no proposal to launch any special drive for recruiting rural women into the armed forces, he added

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    In the forward posts, the bunkers are sited and constructed as per the Threat on that approach and the sections are deployed so.

    Now, it would be a man management issue of having women and men in the same bunker since they are but cubbyholes and there is hardly any space to move around, let alone rest.

    There are places where the bunker is not only for fighting, but living too!

    The Deep Trench latrines are nothing more that holes with gunny sack around three sides the front being open.

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    This is the rear of a fancier bunker. Such fancy stuff is rare.
     
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    I totally oppose this, It is not the first time in History Woman and Men fought together and live in same area..
     
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    I want to see women flying Su-30 and Rafale and i want to see them in our proposed space walk.
     
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    This is the environment

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    This is the inside of a bunker.

    Check how little is the space.

    It is not a TV screen but a monitor

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    Note how close the men are!

    Imagine a woman there!
     
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    That is not a pile of stones like abox.

    That is a bunker!
     
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    An Observation Post.

    Imagine having a pretty girl around.

    And we talk of sexual harassment in the workplace and it becomes a court case!
     
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    So that is all for women in combat arms.

    We already are being harassed for human rights abuses.

    Add to it sexual harassment in confined work places!

    It could not have been better for Pakistan with the IA in court rather than in the front defending the country and the sanctity and independence of the very courts who will declare the army as predators and redundant!!
     
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    Sir, Sexual harassment is not uncommon in any force, Be it the Lady in Arms or in others, There are laws in army to take on action on such offence, Besides its not very uncommon of Ladies and men together working under the same place be it USMC, IDF or JSDF..



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    Rani of Jhansi Regiment is very popular..
     
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    At least IAF can induct women as fighter pilots. We will be facing shortage in pilot recruitment, looking at the number of aircraft to be inducted in coming 5yrs.
     
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    There is a strange thing I have seen Woman in:

    1.Para
    2.SF
    3.Army aviation
    4.Arty
    5.Infantry
    6.Armour

    Now i don't understand this comment made by Defense minster.
     
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    Well, I have seen women in the French army patrolling with their male counterparts.

    The problem is that we do not have an open society. Men in India still look upon a woman as a sexual object and not as a counterpart.
    A national that has separate coaches for women and seats in buses, separate schools for girls cannot hope to bring in gender equality so rapidly in the armed forces. Our men come from a rural back ground were women are considered unclean during their periods and are not allowed to enter the kitchen or eat meals along with the other family members.

    We have a looooong way to go.
     
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    Ray sir,

    Nice pictures. Looks like I have been here sir. ;)
     

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