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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh praised former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. India News – Times of India – India Times English News

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi Not only did he lead the country for many years, but he did so in times of war as well, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh Said on Thursday in a clear reference to his role in the 1971 war with Pakistan.
at the address of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Seminar on Role of Women in Armed Forces, Defense Minister also spoke Rani Lakshmi Bai and former president Pratibha PatilAnd said that India has positive experience of harnessing women power in national development.
Singh said that though it is pertinent to discuss the role of women in the armed forces, their immense contribution in all areas of security and nation building should also be recognized and strengthened.
She said, “Through history there are many examples of women taking up arms to defend the rights of their country and people. Rani Lakshmi Bai is the most respected and respected among them. ”
“The former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi not only led the country for many years, she did so even in times of war. More recently, Pratibha Patil was the President of India and the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces. Defense Minister added.
Under Indira Gandhi’s prime ministership, India won the 1971 war against Pakistan which resulted in the birth of Bangladesh.
Singh said that the tradition of women as both caretakers and protectors is centuries old and deeply embedded in the customs and traditions of the region.
“if Saraswati Our goddess of knowledge, wisdom and learning, Maa Durga is associated with protection, strength, destruction and war,” he said.
Singh said that India is one of the few countries which have taken initial initiative in the matter of participation of women in the armed forces and women are now being accepted for permanent commission and in near future they will be included in the army units. Can and will do. Command Battalion.
“Women are serving with pride” Indian Military Nursing Service Now for over 100 years. The Indian Army started giving commission to women officers in 1992. Now it has moved towards inducting women officers in most of the branches of the army.
“Women are now being accepted for permanent commission and in the near future they will command units and battalions of the army,” he said.
Singh said women would be able to join the premier tri-services pre-commission training institute National Defense Academy, until next year.
Describing the induction of women in the army as a major milestone, he said that India’s approach to inducting women in the police, central police, paramilitary and armed forces has been progressive.
“We have taken an evolutionary path to support-to-combat support and then to counter-weapons within the armed forces,” he said.
The Defense Minister said, “We have found that the induction process, given its broad-based and progressive path, has prepared society and the armed forces for this change as well. This is to ensure a smooth and successful transition. One Important aspect.” Added.
referring to the role of women in NavyShe said that from modest beginnings in air traffic control in 1993, women officers graduated to become pilots of maritime reconnaissance aircraft in 2016 and are now being deployed on warships since last year.
“The Indian Coast Guard is recruiting women officers into combat roles, which include pilots, observers and aviation support services. Women in the Indian Air Force are inducted in all roles including combat and supporting roles,” Singh said.


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