Recently, the Indian army has invited applications from eligible women candidates for recruitment of Soldier in Women Military Police.
Army has an eventual aim to constitute 20% of the military police cadre from their ranks. The armed forces have till now inducted women only as officers and have not allowed them to join the “fighting arms” like the infantry, armored corps, and artillery or serve on operational warships. Women in Defense Forces The government had announced that women would be inducted as soldiers or Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) in the military police from 2019 onwards. Currently, only Indian Air Force inducts women in a combat role as fighter pilots. The Air Force has 13.09% of women officers, the highest among all three forces. The Army has 3.80% of women officers, while the Navy has 6% of women officers.