The Indian army is all set to hire women in the Corps of Military Police (CMP) this year. While India has already seen its first-ever female fighter pilots, this is a commendable move by the Indian army.

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This will be first time that women are being recruited for ranks other than officers in the Army. According to the chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat: 

We are working on the induction of women in CMP below officer rank and it will definitely happen this year. The recruitment could start before the end of this year.
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When the proposal was first discussed, during the army chief's conclave in September 2017, Lt. General Kumar had said that women were required to investigate gender-specific allegations and crime, and they will be inducted as junior commissioned officers and jawans. 

Currently, no female officer in the Indian army is employed in a combat role. A total of 800 women are to be inducted, with an yearly intake of 52 women.

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It may have happened in 2018, but finally there is a chance for women to pursue another career, the avenues to which were previously closed to them! 

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