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Army to induct women in military police

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New Delhi: A day after country’s first full-time woman Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman assumed office, another transformational move in the direction to promote women in the armed forces has come into effect.

A major decision has been taken to induct 874 women in Corps of Military Police, with a yearly intake of 52 per year.

The training for the women joining the Corps of Military Police will be of 62 weeks, same as the male soldiers. This induction is likely to begin by 2018 as the modalities are being worked, according to reports.

Currently, women are allowed in select areas such as medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering wings of the Army.

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