Indian armed forces are reluctant to offer permanent jobs to the women in the military. They are even not ready to offer women in all non-combat jobs let alone allowing them to serve the nation in the combat sector jobs..

Indian Army has once again informed to the Indian defense ministry that permanent commission (PC) to the Indian women officers is "restricted" to only the legal and education wings.

Indian army and Indian Air Force had 1,072 and 957 women officers in 2008 respectively and their numbers have decreased to 1,055 and 936 this year while Indian Navy had 173 in 2008 which has increased to 232 in 2011.

Indian women are allowed to serve in the legal, education, engineering, signals, air traffic control branches but only as short-service commission (SSC) officers for a maximum of 14 years. 


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