Women soldiers and Indian army

‘More than the larger public, any decision to make the defence forces gender-neutral will be controversial within the Indian military. Senior military officers argue that having women in combat roles will damage the cohesion of fighting units, disrupting its esprit de corps and have a detrimental effect on factors such as morale, health and welfare. They also say that women lack the physical strength to be effective in ground close combat. Our prevalent social norms and the background of our troops further complicate the situation, they argue.’


– See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/explained/in-fact-why-we-dont-have-a-1st-lt-haver-and-a-capt-griest-in-india/#sthash.eL6M8YGT.dpuf


In fact: Why we don’t have a 1st Lt Haver and a Capt Griest in India | The Indian Express.


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