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Women Officers Of Indian Army Will Now Run Howitzer Cannon And Rocket System, Training Will Be Done For Command Role

Story Highlights
  • This is a major step to induct women officers for the first time in the Artillery Regiment after the OTA passing out parade.
  • Instead of being forced to leave service after only 10-14 years as Short-Service Commission (SSC) officers, women officers started getting Permanent Commission (PC) in the Army from 2020-21.

Indian Army Women Officer Training: The Indian Army is now going to train women officers for howitzer cannon and rocket system command. The Army has stepped up efforts to train women officers for command and leadership roles as colonel and beyond. Five women cadets are set to be commissioned into the Frontline Artillery Regiment after passing out from the Officers Training Academy.

The passing out parade of the Officers Training Academy will be held in Chennai on 29 April. “The Army has launched such a series at multiple levels to ensure that the force rapidly moves towards inclusivity by empowering women officers for leadership roles,” a senior officer said on Saturday.

What did the army officer say?

He pointed out that for example, a special ‘Senior Command’ course was recently conducted at the Army War College in Mhow to groom women officers to strengthen the command in operational, intelligence, logistics and administrative aspects .

Removed special vacancies for women officers

Earlier this year, through a special selection board, the army relaxed several policies for command assignment to 108 women officers in the colonel-rank. The official said that the government has released 150 additional vacancies specifically for these women officers. Hence there is no impact on the vacancies available for male officers.

Women officers will run howitzer cannon

This is a major step to induct women officers for the first time in the Artillery Regiment after the OTA passing out parade. It has more than 280 units handling a variety of howitzers, howitzers and multiple-launch rocket systems. Instead of being forced to leave service after only 10-14 years as Short-Service Commission (SSC) officers, women officers started getting Permanent Commission (PC) in the Army from 2020-21.

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