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1) Induction of Women  as Jawans is a big step towards achieving full parity between men and women in the Indian forces. Discuss the significance of such steps.(250 words)

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1) Induction of Women  as Jawans is a big step towards achieving full parity between men and women in the Indian forces. Discuss the significance of such steps.(250 words)

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Why this question:

In a historic first, the Indian Army has begun the process to induct women in military police, nearly two years after Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said women will be recruited as Jawans.

The Army started the online registration for recruitment for women in the Corps of Military Police and the last date for filing application has been fixed as June 8.

Key demand of the question:

The answer has to capture the significance of such step that would envisage the equality between Men and Women in the Indian society.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin with importance of Women’s participation in Armed forces.

Body:

One must discuss the evolutionary changes in the role of Women and their participation in the forces from women only being allowed in select areas such as medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering wings of the Army to present status where women are being inducted as Jawans into Army.

Discuss how it will bring the factor of equality in the Indian society.

Explain the associated hurdles women face in forces- Physical issues, Physiological issues, Social and psychological issues, Conventional Barriers etc.

Discuss how women have overcome it over a period of time and that the step is welcome one.

Conclusion:

Conclude that the society has to be ready to accept that women too can play the crucial role of confronting the enemies.