Women are not fit for Defense Services


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Raj said: (Oct 15, 2017)  
I would say womens are not fit for Defence. Eventhough Womens have equal rights with men but while consider defence they fail to have such qualities to move into defence. I won't say she can't. She has to workhard more and sacrifice a lot. She got abilitiy to override this obstacles but chance of possibility is less.

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Darksoul said: (Sep 27, 2017)  
Women are born record breakers. Women are the ultimate house of power. A woman is an angel for her family and her loved ones. She can go to any extent to protect them. She can be disastrous to the ones who think of harming her loved ones. India is a country where we worship goddesses. Remember the way goddess Durga killed demon Mahishasura. That's it. Women can do anything. If women can do anything for her loved ones that she could do anything to protect and defend her country. Women have excelled in every field. You name a field, and there we definitely have women leading. Everyone needs to be given a chance to prove themselves. You can't judge one's capacity just like that. Women should be also given a chance.

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A WOMEN!

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Venkateshan said: (Sep 24, 2017)  
Women have a great mental strength but not physical strength compared to men. As men have the ability to face problem in a physical manner. Women can't involve in defence because they are the backbone of a family and she leads her family in peaceful way.

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Jinu said: (Aug 25, 2017)  
Women are fit for defence services. Well trained women can overcome the difficulties related to physical strength. And no one can challenge her mind power, it can be seen from the sacrifices that she makes for the loved ones, from small to big. So I say, the contributions from patriotic women will always be an asset to the nation. All genders are not equal if so there won't be this classification. But the wonderful thing is that everyone is best in there ways, and any qualities can be grown with dedication and hard work.

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Rahul said: (Aug 15, 2017)  
I want to say you that women are fit for defence but at a time of pregnancy, they got minimum 6 to 7 month holiday. Govt have to pay the salary at time. And after delivery than again 2to 3 month. If you compare the female is equals to men then god make only one gender. All job are best for femal except defence. We men cannot do what a women does and women also can not do what a men does never compares water with oil.

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Priya said: (Jul 2, 2017)  
Nobody has seen Goddess Durga but we worship her for the strength she showed in destroying the demons. The energy and vigour possessed by each and every woman are no less than the Goddess Durga. It's just we already have a mindset since birth that if it's a girl child she'll love the dolls, kitchen doctor etc toys and not the bat ball or football. When she grows up we are pretty sure she'll go in the doctor eng or banking services but not in defence. It is the surrounding and the mentality that keeps her aback otherwise she is equipped with the mental stability, physical stamina, even after so many physical issues she deals with. She has proved her worth as a wonderful manager both at home and works place, scientist doctor teacher sportsperson etc. I am pretty sure she will prove her true self in the defence sector as well provided she is acknowledged competent for such a role and she herself wants to. Girls are no less than any men in the world they just need have the desire to go on the battle front. I m sure that she is going to perform much better than what is expected of her.

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Tamaghna Bose said: (Jun 29, 2017)  
Not true at all. If women can control the house take care of the child and her husband displaying great management skills so why the same thing is not applicable in defence?Another question that one might arise is Physical power of women? for them, I have a very simple answer. Who was the one who won the silver prize in wrestling this Olympics? I hope you guys got my point.

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Kailash said: (Jun 20, 2017)  
I think women can do very well in combat roles with proper training as it improves their physical and mental toughness. Many soldiers say battle is not just a matter of strength, but also requires tough will power and mental stability.

Frankly to say battlefield is not just a matter of enemy, but if enemy captures women, they treat them in a horrific nature, there are also some medical problems ladies face every month, there will be no proper sanitation facilities on battlefield, and no one knows if something went wrong the conditions will be worse. It turns the condition more challenging.

So govt is ready to employ them in combat it is upto women will power that "she can do it".

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Sumit said: (Jun 17, 2017)  
Hi friend,

I think women are totally perfect for doing such a tough work only training need to be special for them. They are capable to work in all field of defence and they must have right to serve for their country. Women can also perform better in some fields.

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Monisha said: (Jun 15, 2017)  
Am not agree with this topic. You can't dominate women in any ways. Nowadays she's proving herself best in all the fields. And why can't they achieve in this? Not only men, womens also have the dream do serve for their nation and to be proud to say that I sacrificed best part of my life on serving nation. If this really happens that will be the honourable moments for each women who wanna join in defence.

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Raj said: (Jun 14, 2017)  
Yes, of course, women are capable of it. If any women want to do something for her country then she should have to give a chance.

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Heera Singh Gusain said: (Jun 9, 2017)  
As per my opinion, if a person wants to serve his/her country then he/she should be given fair chance to do so. What is bad in it?

I accept that women are not as physically fit as men, but some women are, and army is not only about physical work, it is also about mental toughness, and if a woman thinks that she has that capability, then what is wrong?

Isn't she a citizen of this country, isn't she has a right to join defence and serve their country.

In defence forces, there is a huge demand or lack of officers due to the lack of perfect officer like material in mostly men, but if women also encouraged to join defence then there would be more applicants or candidates for the job, and obviously, more officers will be given commission. And our forces would be much more capable and powerful.

And also there so other branches too in an army in which that much physical strength is not required, so women, if they want can serve in these branches.

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Vijaidimpi said: (Apr 11, 2017)  
Hi.

Friends women's are doing better than men's in the field of sports, Olympic recently only women brought a medal for the country. Women rae very respectable in our society. We should respect them.

While we discuss women should be a part of Army or not then my answer is like this.

Friends as we know that in Army there is a Corps like Army education Corps, Army Medical, Corps, Signals Corps, Army Supply Corps etc where women's are proving herself best.

In combat roll like operation and fighting Corps like infantry, Armoured, ordinance where there is need of more physical and mentally tuff during war and operation women's are not fit and also not allowed.

Thanks.

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Khen Zomi said: (Mar 31, 2017)  
Yes, in this generation women are look and given equal status in the society, it right. Women are given reserved seats in govt employment, very right. But women for arm in as a combat role would not be a very good idea, as been mentioned above there are certain things sorry many things which a women herself would have to ignore eg. TBP & LRP will she be able to lead his troops or the troops be engaged in carrying her loads.

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Shubhangi said: (Mar 21, 2017)  
I know that every girl is not suitable for defence but if 93% of girls are not suitable for defence 7% of the girls are perfect for it. You can't compare every girl to one other. Some boys are also weak than why you don't say boys are also weaker sex. You all know how to point out on girls but why not on boys.

THIS MEANS THAT WHO SAYS ILL FOR GIRLS ARE HAVING THEIR THOUGHTS AND MIND ILL.

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Shubhangi said: (Mar 21, 2017)  
Women are also fit for defense as it's our right. You can not say this as you don't know the power of women. You only see women doing household works but it doesn't mean they can't go in defense. As much power, the boy is having girls are also having the same power.

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Saumya said: (Mar 15, 2017)  
Captain Radhika Menon in Indian Merchant Navy, is the first lady in the world who got the IMO award for her bravery. And when I talk about Israel where the radio of man and woman in armed forces is almost equal and you people are talking that women are not fit for defence? There is no field in this world where women didn't prove themselves, tell me, is there any field? Women reached on the moon and in space and on mount Everest and now in India women are flying the combat fighters.

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Saumya said: (Mar 15, 2017)  
If a woman become the president of India and as you know that the president of the India is the supreme commander of the Armed Forces, then how can even people imagine that women are not fit for defence services.

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Kiran said: (Mar 5, 2017)  
It is totally wrong. You can see that in today's world women are ahead of men in every respect like sports, education, space then why women are not considered fit for defense services? I have seen that in defence several posts are only meant for men, why not for women ?also there should be 50 %reservation in defense services for women then you see women are fit or unfit for defence.

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Nikita Rathod said: (Feb 28, 2017)  
I am a girl and I am doing B.Sc physics+ Ncc cadet. I am doing my best to join in Army and Air Force and I give the answer to those person and especially for men and narrow-minded people if they think that women are in defense is wrong to think. So first change your mentality that women are not fit for army police etc. Ok if I agree with your opinion then which field is best for women where they go men create problems.

First, I want clear that men know that what they think of women in every field about their physical appearance.

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Kritika Sharma said: (Jan 18, 2017)  
It is our society who make them physically weak. If girls bring up as boys at home then she will do well in every field.

Mentally our society prepares them for banks, teaching line, companies etc. Give chance to them after giving equally education to them.

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Janani said: (Jan 1, 2017)  
Who said women are not fit for defense services? my opinion is women have the power to do anything her physical & services ?mental power is high compared to male. If you are saying that men & women are equal in a society then why you are not allowing her to protect her country & saying she is not fit for services? as a girl I want to say that this should be discussed by the government of INDIA & should give girls their chance to protect their country as a soldier.

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Sujeet Kumar said: (Dec 26, 2016)  
Hai, My friends what I think that women should be taken in the army but when it comes to fighting arms women and men both should go a common selection process if women is strong enough she should be respectfully invited.

Friends we cannot ignore those women who are more or equally capable as men.

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Mimansa Thakur said: (Dec 24, 2016)  
Well, according to me, women are fit for Defense Services. It's just a matter of our belief. In the past, women were considered unfit for doing any job except house chores but when she stepped out of the four walls, she did face oppositions but she did wonders, managing her profession and her house chores. Without trying we can't say that she is unfit for the Defence Services. And then every time the society posed a question on her capability she's zipped up everyone's mouths. And talking of her physical weakness, well the armed forces make you physically strong during their training years. And yes history has shown us that women are stronger than we expect.

Thank you.

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Sushma said: (Dec 16, 2016)  
Women should be obviously given chance in defence services. We should not forget personalities like kiran bedi, is not she a women. You all men do anything or everything, we girls will be in defence services.

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Arun Gautam said: (Nov 28, 2016)  
Women and army. Only 1 woman in 1 lack can compare and compete with just a simple man when comes to instant decision making, fight, protection of own and others, and handling of weapons. That one woman will never join the army as she has already hope in every field better than army as army is total waste as career for women because she can not mingle up with counterparts. She can not talk everything, no masti with male, no bath, no beer, no sleep with male, no ideas sharing, no nude videos watching, no sad moment sharing, she can not even change her cloth.

Thus women who are joining army are total waste, they are given concessions in everything like running, jumping, sit ups, push ups, and almost everything.

Guys in army had to watch their tongue as they can not talk shit when a woman is around because who knows when she raises an alarm off in the name of women safety, forget about pinching and pushing her in fun.

What I have shared is only non-combat activity and when it comes to combat activity and you are in no man's land, foreign land, full blood shading, just forget about women there. The army then won't be fighting a war. Just forget about war women can not even street fight with guys. Women are best for school, banks, factories, computers. But please spare army. Army girls are not Olympics winners you must figure that out and even they are they are not competing with male.

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Arnav Goel said: (Nov 16, 2016)  
In my view,

Women are fit for defense services.

Today we see women progressing in all fields. i.e. from sports to academics. Recently in the last few decades, the ideas of gender discrimination which were against women have been removed from the minds of people and both men and women are given equal wages for the same work they do. I think if women are treated equally in almost all spheres of life, then why not defense.

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Anupam Rao said: (Nov 16, 2016)  
I agree that women are fit for defense services but in every success of women, their is a hand of men. For example, in the success of P V Sindhu and Sakshi Malik in Olympic, they won gold medal but their coach were men so every success of women is men and every success of men is women.

Thanks.

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Aadarsh Jaiswal said: (Nov 14, 2016)  
Hello, friends.

I think that women are fit for defence service because nowadays women are taking participate in all field or sector so that don't underestimate the power of women as we know that women handle the family very well in the same way nowadays women can handle the office, defence and many other sectors we know that our battle queen was Jhansi ki Rani she was also a women but she take participate in freedom of India and fight with Englishman just like a nowadays soldiers so we can say that women can also achieve all things if she have courage and patience.

If someone has courage and desire whether she or him they can do any things.

Thank you for reading my opinion.

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Yuvraj Singh said: (Nov 11, 2016)  
In my point of you, women can help defense, by her great skill.

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Sandeep said: (Nov 6, 2016)  
I don't think women are fit for defense, in my opinion, there are some area where I never want to send my daughter, sister, wife like defense. I normally prefer job like teacher, doctor, banker, etc where women are fit for the job. I am not saying there is difference in men and women but it's our society, family, especially there children face difficulty if their moms are in defense. These type of children not getting a good life.

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Akshit Sharma said: (Oct 23, 2016)  
Women are totally and 100% fit for defence services it is totally wrong to underestimate the women for there physical even they are more responsible and are more mature in comparison to men.

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Ankita said: (Oct 18, 2016)  
I totally disagree with that women can do everything. Who told that women are physically weak they does hard work more than men. In Haryana and Rajasthan, women do lot of work more than men. Women are physically and mentally great! women are the great creativity of God they can do anything and does anything.

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Lavanya Desula said: (Sep 10, 2016)  
Hai.

I totally disagree this why because nowadays women are in all sectors. At a time they can balance both their family responsibilities and duties. They are physically weak but they have good power and much patience, hard working. So women are perfectly fit for defense services.

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Roshan Sharma said: (Aug 29, 2016)  
Women are fit for defense because of they able to manage all activities areas. So that don't underestimate women power, women can handle the family, office and other areas. Some women physically challenging the army. But they don't know our battle quine is Jhansi ki rani. Women can possible to achieve all things. Thank you for reading my opinion.

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Raagavi said: (Aug 28, 2016)  
According to me, women can participate in defense services. In a democratic country, we can enjoy all opportunities. So why shall people say women should not participate in civil defenses!

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Maneesha said: (Aug 22, 2016)  
Hi, everyone.

Who think that women's are not fit for defense services. Nowadays we are seeing many women's in the police department as constables, DIGs, SIs etc. And some women's are in the army also. Take the recent issue which has been published in a hindu newspaper that 3 women's are selected as pilots. This shows that women's are at everywhere. They can manage anything.

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Sarah said: (Aug 5, 2016)  
Women are fit to join the army. Don't get me wrong, a lot of women are not but there are also a lot of men who are not. I've worked in the trades for the last 8 years. I am a harder worker than most men, I can lift a ladder easier than most men, I can lift 80 pounds over my shoulders and climb 6 flights of stairs. You would be surprised how many men complain, drag their feet and half ass their job. I will climb a 40-foot ladder without hesitation, none of the men I work with will do this without becoming a wobbly little girl. When I joined the trades a lot of people discouraged me saying it wasn't a "women's job" and that "women were not strong enough". Let me tell you I am stronger than most men. I am joining the Canadian army because I want a more challenging job that will continue to teach me and push me to my limits. It's going to be hard but it's for anyone else enlisting. I already run, I workout, I wake up early. There are several women who serve in the army and I will be one too very soon. Don't you dare say women cannot serve in the army because it's a load of horse crap? With hard work and training, anyone can be anything. All men can need a wake-up call, come see how women do things in America :).

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Kajol said: (Jul 26, 2016)  
Women who are very dedicated and ready to do hard work are definitely fit for our defense system. The real power lies in our determination and inner strength irrespective of the gender.

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Naveen Prasath said: (Jul 14, 2016)  
In my point of you, what is the main reason for dominating women in defense?

1. Men can able to rescue if an animal (lion) attacks because we have arms, body building. But women not so we thought they are not fit.

This is the common thought to everyone. So we are comparing in defense field side, women's are not fit for army field work.

Yes, they are not fit for army field job.

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Ganesh said: (Jul 7, 2016)  
Hello, friend's.

Now today time is developed. So there is no difference between boys and girls. It is proved when three of girls has selected for the fighter pilot. The difference depends on our mentality. If somebody has a courage and desire whether she or him. They can do everything.

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Subham said: (Jul 5, 2016)  
Hi, This is Subham Subedar, Major in Army. I submitted some real facts about enrolled girls real activities and their behaviours/problems being faced by their immediate commands which is not added in above mentioned comments. That's why there something wrong. In the integrity of all the staff giving approval for any comment. They are not intended to show the facts on the subject matter.

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Subham said: (Jul 4, 2016)  
I agree with the concept of girls enrolment in army but practical concept is something different, actually nowadays, most of the girls enrolled in the forces are creating problems in commands, sometimes they create an unnecessary burden to their commanders of low level, even, it also observed that sometimes most of them as and when it is possible they fraudulently blame / threatens the low-level commands that she will complain to high command and as per our psychology we always believe a girl especially when there is a flow of tears, another thing is that no single girl can be assigned a field duty there should be at least two girls for a single man task. If she is so strong, why and from whom we are protecting her by sending two instead of single. So in the above discussion, so many people quoted examples of maharani Laxmi bai and other brave / ladies, all are felloceous. However, we have to give an opportunity to the girls to serve the nation. Don't waste the time on this malloceous disscussion.

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Sidis Magnanta said: (Jun 30, 2016)  
If the war occurs sometimes soldiers not able to get food and even water to overcame those they have to be strong enough as physically and mentally. They have to leave pity (Violence does not need pity). They have to overcome weather around them. If they didn't overcome through their knowledge they got in defence in the technical side. The main reason is the parents not interested in sending their daughters the to army.

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Zahid Ali said: (Jun 18, 2016)  
According to my point of view that women should join the army but not in field work women can join army only and only in army medical center.

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Abhishek Mishra said: (Apr 23, 2016)  
Hello, everyone! Before categorizing man and woman let me clear that we are human beings and human beings are made to perform the same task for their survival. The more effort you put the stronger you become and more efficiently you can perform. So anyone can go for defense, in defense you only need the courage and motivation to serve for your motherland.

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Nitin said: (Apr 22, 2016)  
Let's be practical here.

1. The criteria laid down for recruitment must be same for both of men and women. (Which is not same).

2. Whoever fulfills the criteria, open the doors for them.

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Nitesh said: (Apr 6, 2016)  
Friends we are living in a democratic country, where everyone has equal rights. The No matter arises whether it is a male or female. From a past decade, we have listened to the bravery of so many powerful women. Women are considered as a vulnerable person in this world. They can do the same things as men can do. So by concluding this I agree that women can be prepared for defense purposes also.

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Savitha said: (Mar 8, 2016)  
From a very early period considering the history of our nation we could see fighter women like Rani Lakshmi Bai, Razia Sultana. They all have set examples by breaking the odds out and fighting for their nation, so why there is now a question being put upon the profession she should choose. Just because being a fragile personality doesn't imply a women need to search professions other than defense. They are equivalently strong as men. If a women is restricted from serving nation by protecting it we may loose assets like Kiran Bedi in future.

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Yeswanth said: (Feb 22, 2016)  
Hi friends I agree with your opinions but in my opinion women themselves are strong enough in defense but they are not fit for some military events in which women should not take parts.

We all know women are no less than men. Actually Women are mentally strong enough than men but physically not. History tells us women are very powerful in thinking like rudramadevi. She rules kakatiya kingdom on her own. Dont underestimate the power of common man/woman.

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Shristi Singh said: (Feb 2, 2016)  
It is not women who are weak, it is the mindset of the people, which looks women as weak. I think women must be given a chance to prove themselves. If in both men and women are living, then must get an equal chance to give their life for the country.

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Jdv said: (Jan 21, 2016)  
Why women need permission of male to serve the nation? If women get training like male from day one. She also can become good solder and directly active combat. Women should get education like man, should get training like man, should provide food like man and most important trust on ability of women. Parents can play big role in it. If I give birth to daughter I definitely train her and make her empower even if military service not support she can create her own army and support empowerment of women.

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Pred said: (Jan 12, 2016)  
For defense services a person should be very strong physically and mentally. Woman may not be as much strong as man but they are strong enough for defense services both physically and mentally. I admit the fact that something like pregnancy make them weak. So instead of saying "women are not fit for defense service" if we say "women are fit for defense services but not always" will be more appropriate.

For this some provisions can be added in the law like she can not give birth to child up to the age of 30 years. Till then she can serve in the active defense services after that there are many sections in the defense services which require less strength can be given to her. And I will be happy to share the fact that currently they are working in defense services and at border areas they are proving their importance in frisking the females who move across borders.

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Swati said: (Jan 4, 2016)  
In old time our perception was that women could not become anything except house wife. But now we are living in modern era so we have to change our perception about women. Because now a days women can do anything in each and every field so women also can fit for defense services.

How can we forget a very good and popular example of Rani Lakshmi Bai who fought for our freedom? If we will treat every girl as a then of course she will fit for their jobs.

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Brunda said: (Dec 12, 2015)  
I am not against women. But the following are to be considered:

1. In combat duties and field areas officer to be go night for checking and patrolling and searching with teams.

2. In combat fields, men advances with full strong, rude, aggressive and they can live with challenges of weather, staying with other men soldiers, long standing with observation and weapon can handles.

3. For peace localities, its recommended for women. But field and combat its can't a good deal by them.

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Mohit Yadav said: (Dec 7, 2015)  
Today men and women have equal rights everyone knows but village and rural persons do not want to accept so great need to educate poor and rural persons to change the thinking. Women can do anything today.

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John said: (Dec 2, 2015)  
Men are the mighty ones. They invented guns, bombs, missiles, aircraft, warships and numerous important things. Women too invented many things but just not as same as men. As a citizen of India everyone has the right to do what they want. So women can apply for defense services and its their will if they want to take up the job. That is alright.

But as science and nature has proved men are much more physically stronger than women (early men used to hunt humongous woolly mammoths and ancient large animals) they should be the first choice for serving at the front zone of battlefield. Its in their DNA. There they will be useful for moving and operating heavy battle machines.

Besides their hunting instinct is far superior because they were great hunters during ancient days so they can be more tactful and merciless towards enemies than a woman who is generally caring and soft. Boys grow up playing guns and robots while girls grow up playing dolls. So if it is not at the front line of the battlefield women are fit for defense service.

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Lakshita said: (Nov 8, 2015)  
One should give a chance to women because she can do much more better than men. We always ignore women's ability may be this is because we are living in a man dominated society but let me clear that no one has right to stop women for what she want to do. No constitution have given the right to suppress any woman, to any person of the country not even prime minister.

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Sreelakshmi Sobhakumar said: (Oct 27, 2015)  
I'm totally against the statement that women should not join defense services. Why the doors are closed before a girl if she wants to join defense? women are equally powerful as men. They too wants to serve nation through defense.

Actually it gives a girl more self confidence and a different kind of power. She would be given more respect in the society. It is a matter of pride for a nation to show that our country is not behind in women power. Actually I'm also a girl who wants to join defense services. My parents are also supporting me.

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Jyoti Sharma said: (Oct 23, 2015)  
Women are actually fit for everything. On the grounds of learning or participating every individual posses equal opportunity. If a women can endure the pain of giving birth to a child then being a part of defense service for her shouldn't be thought as unfit-able for her. According to a survey it is experimentally proved that women are more powerful then men. Hence, we should not challenge the ability of one's on the footing of gender.

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Abhishek Kumar said: (Sep 3, 2015)  
Hi everybody.

I am also in the favour that women are must be treated equally. It is in our constitution. So any women who wants to join in Indian army must be supported. It is the rumour that women is weaker than men but it is not correct in all stuffs. You can also imagine that when a pregnant lady give birth to his children she have to face pain which is 2.5 times greater than a pain that any human can tolerate.

So you can say that women can tolerate more pain than men. So women must have the right to join Indian defence service. But in India our women also do not want to join defense service but if she wants to join you must not stop her. And I think a law is also made for women who wants to join Indian defense service.

Thanking you.

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Sudhanshu said: (Sep 2, 2015)  
Hi,

Women always depend on man, so they are weak. Now a day man &women are same in world. They can do defense service.

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Fxvinay said: (Aug 8, 2015)  
Women are really capable for join defense services. No doubt about it. They have ability to work day and night and any situation, We really proud to our Indian brave women's actually Indian defense overhaul not just enemies but weather extremities as well they fight two battles, one against the enemies of the state and one which is fought adverse world most extreme unconditional inclement weather which is one of the most dangerous critical place Siachen Glacier is located in 5.7 km above sea level.

The average winter snowfall 1000 cm and temperature can dip into 59 degree and other side extremely hot weather temperature shoot upto 60 degree with dust storm in Rajasthan border. Our country covered by terrorist and enemies And Indian defense force has played a major role in executing several rescue operation in mega disaster like tsunami, Kedarnath, Mumbai 26/11, earthquake till now our brave army sacrificing their life without exception.

So now women also showing interested in joining defense. My conclusion is man or women everyone would be treated equally and also give them equal chance to develop individually.

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Akshay said: (Jul 29, 2015)  
Women's are not fit for defense services this is wrong because they have also capacity to do very well. In present generation some non educated parents kill women at their birth because they think women are not good for their family. But some people or parents accept women because they said at birth Lakshmi is come in their house they celebrated everywhere. So we say all people to accept women. If they do any work in company, in defense, etc they do their work very properly as compare to men.

Women's are definitely fit for defense they secured our country by giving our life. Eg: In the TV serial like serial Diya Aur Bati Ham. In that TV serial the common women Sandhaiya Rathi with their practices they become the big IPS officer. So in last we say women's are definitely fit for defense services.

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Mohit said: (Jul 26, 2015)  
Hi friends,

After reading the discussion thread, I can see the following main points.

1. Women should be provided equal rights.

I agree but Constitutionally and manipulatively they possess more than that today.

2. Women are physically weak.

Not true, women are naturally stronger in weight lifting capacity. That's another story that majority is not interested in physical fitness.

3. Mental sharpness.

They are at par if not lower, can be seen in day to day life.

4. Quality of Armed Forces might get lowered.

Only if Skill measurement criteria are relaxed like it is now in case of Reservation Quotas, Or in non defense fields where being a girl has an advantage of extra points in competitive examinations.

5. Men might get pushed to war fields with women using their gender in getting office postings away from war zones.

This is indeed one big possibility, like Quota units and personnel with links to high posts, although Army personnel can shed better light on this. In Civilian Industries, it is pretty visible how easy it is for a female (exceptions are always there).

Trends of neglect towards males is becoming more evident with all the perks being diverted for fairer gender, may it be scholarships or jobs. Yes, jealousy towards females is also rising because of their rise out of ditches but it is also true that males get much more manipulated by females in work places or any Co-ed institution.

A coin has two sides, generalizing an individual incident is not rational but so is the case with neglecting general incidents occurring all around. Male fraternity is not mature enough to see through the deceit played by opposite gender because of the long absence of females from open playing turfs and that coupled with jealousy creates a hostile environment.

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Maheshwari More said: (Jul 22, 2015)  
Women should be recruited in the Indian armed forces. It should be a matter of respect that women are looking forward to seek such opportunities, to work for the country. It is a matter of fact that they are less stronger than men in terms of physical fitness, but what if they are made that capable of looking at the worst side of defense services such as wars, deaths, etc.

A woman is as much aspirant to do such jobs as men are. Let their efforts spell success is all an Indian woman aspires. From ages, women have put forth there efforts in Warfiels, for eg - Razia Sultan, Rani Laxmibai, are such great women. Every woman is not great as them but they can be great in fields as such logistics, administration, medical etc. According to the law, they equally share the law of equality, so the recruitment equality in varied defense branches must be equal.

As the above conversations say, men are most deserving. But if we consider about a family, it is incomplete without a woman. Similarly, a defense family is incomplete if there's no woman. Women are least deserving as they claim but they can be made capable to hold the terms of lieutenant, captain etc, and work accordingly. Proud to be a woman!

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Dipanjali Chatterjee said: (Jun 18, 2015)  
Hi Sir, I like your discussion! Yes, it really makes sense. But I guess nobody here is being feminist or whatever from your comment, it is clear that you know a lot about the life in army. Your knowledge is awesome!

You have claimed in your third paragraph that under certain common conditions (in army) , 95% of women faint. Okay let us admit that most probably you are absolutely right. But we are talking about the rest 5%. What about them? I think they should be in army. (I totally respect everybody's views).

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Dipanjali Chatterjee said: (Jun 18, 2015)  
Hi everybody!

I am going to put my thoughts on the given topic very briefly.

1) On the whole, all the genders in nature are equal but most probably are different.

2) Men are usually physically stronger than women.

3) If a woman carries out all the tasks that she should do to prove her efficiency to be in army, then what is the problem?

4) Why lower the level of the tasks? It is not the privilege we girls are talking about. We want the permission to be their with full respect only if we prove our efficiency totally.

5) If naturally the number of women in army is lesser because lesser girls can do it, then I have no objection. I would not like to advocate increase in the number of women in army by sending there inefficient women like me! because it is a very serious issue! we are talking about our nation's safety. But if a woman can do it all, then what is the problem?

So, efficient women should obviously be in army.

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Anonymous said: (Apr 3, 2015)  
Okay, I am not in the Indian army, so I won't talk about death in Indian army. But however strong you are one bullet in the head is enough to kill you, which is usually how humans fight in war. If somebody is given a gun with some training, I am quite sure they can perform the task unless they die or run away (in which case they die either way).

This country is being ran by two genders, its not up to one to decide whether the other will do something or not. Some common problems that might occur, is that they will attempt to have physical relationship in the refugees during a war or even rape which in both cases makes it miserable to fight, there should be a death penalty for both the cases in order to stop such things from happening.

What happens when you go to the battleground, people die, no matter how powerful you are there is a major chance that you will die. Many men have died, many more will die, whats wrong if women dies too alongside them. Death does bring victory, if we need more death for the country to live, whats wrong.

I think I definitely agree that women are fit for defense forces, or army, or navy or anything that brings the gun with it but that doesn't change a thing. I too am applying for the Indian navy, we will see what happens. Women deserves everything that a man gets in his life even death, only thing that Indian women don't deserve is respect and love, because they don't return the favor.

Don't believe me, read all the comments in the thread and analyze yourself, still don't believe me read the newspapers, watch television, no, go on social media sites. Thing is you don't want to believe, What! you don't like me, well I don't like you either, but at least I support the thread, so don't sue me okay.

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Deepika Bhadoriya said: (Mar 21, 2015)  
Hello friends as I read some views above, in which some satisfies me and some not. I want to share with all of us that the person whether he or she is selected in armed forces is not so eminently chosen for physically strong otherwise they will take Sushil kumar, Vijendar singh, Mary com and all, rather they take a person who has 'sound mind' which has capable to take responsibility of situation that it will definitely solve and a reasonable planning which give fruitful result and I think we all average people have this which make us leader in front of all and this not we joined with that if it is a selection of armed force so physical strength is most important and which will come with training and skills.

And the most important like see the women of Israel how fantastically they participated in Palestine war and America too as we see Nicola Thomas by this we also have to take lesson that we definitely develop our society by supporting women in armed forces which created a healthy environment in our country so unhygienic conditions are there and it is very safe place for women to work and they enjoy an adventurous life. As at this women day our theme to "Make it happen" so we start from today.

Thank you.

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Anil said: (Feb 10, 2015)  
Well today we are not living in dark ages where women were confined to four walls of houses. Today whichever sphere of life it may be, whether its sports, academics, arts or technology women have shown their mettle and proved themselves. Then why not DEFENSE? And to those who are relating the word 'defense' merely with combat missions and physical strengths, I would humbly like to remind them that there are technological and administration departments in defense too.

Women can play their part there. We can cite a recent example of women empowerment in defense when Pooja Thakur, wing commander in Indian Air Force served inter service Guard of Honour to U.S President Barack Obama and made us proud, motivating thousands of girls across country to join defense.

So please stop whining about women are physically weak. Its not only d physical strength which is required in defense. Wars can be won by mental tactics too. And if we want our country to develop at a higher rate then whole of demographic dividend should get fair opportunities.

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Nikhil Sukhwal said: (Feb 9, 2015)  
Now I would like to note this that people are neglect the women power generally. But its not a good practice, I am giving a recent example of "GORILLA GANG" this is a gang of women those are trained in Dholpur forests or tribal areas just because to fight against the red tapism or naxalism. And this gang is commanded by women only and most important thing is no men is a part of this gang. Is this a women power. So we can't say that, women are not as stronger as men.

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Jasemine said: (Feb 4, 2015)  
I didn't read all the discussions but I want to say that I know there are many disadvantages and unsafe for women in the armed forces like sexual harassment's and much more. But then also I want to say that we women are not afraid of anything and we can challenge any flied because women are equal to the boys. My father is also a retired air force personal and he also support my views.

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Himani said: (Jan 29, 2015)  
I think women can play an important role in defense services. Our honourable prime minister has showed women power to the whole world on this republic day. America president Mr.Obama has appreciated it. It is proved already that women is not less than men in any field. We talk about equality, giving rights to women is not only the equality. It should actually happen in practical. Women can do everything, what a man can do. She is not made to be called as house wife. If she will be given proper training like men then she can also contribute in this field.

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Rohit said: (Jan 28, 2015)  
OK I think many are supporting that women should be included in Indian armed forces a very good examples are being put up but answer my few questions.

1) How many women martyrs have India seen in Indian army?

2) Why they are not send to dangerous area?

3) And there are many advantages they have during their training and transfer?

So be technical don't keep saying equality in all.

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Dibyendu Saha said: (Jan 24, 2015)  
To those who say women do not belong in armies/navies/air force because they lack the upper body strengthen ability to withstand pain, may I remind you a few points that we see in nature:

1. Females such as tigers, are the hunters.

2. Females go through immense pain while giving birth, which is not just during the time of giving birth but throughout a major portion of the 9 months.

Females are not as weak as you see them to be. I can even bet that a female like Mary Kom can take on any man here in this forum. With proper training, every man and woman gets stronger.

As for them being vulnerable to sexual torture if captured, that's probably, about the only reason why a woman would prefer not to be in the front-line in the army (not saying that there are none). There are many posts in the army as tactical support or navigational officers, etc that can suit their strengths fine. Also in the navy and air force they can take on any role a man can efficiently.

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Shaikh. said: (Jan 8, 2015)  
I'm a girl. To all those who say that we can't focus because of the fact we have to take care of a family and stuff, what if we don't have the need too? What if our family is fine with taking care of themselves and with the fact we don't want to marry? I play sports. A lot. And exceed most boys at it. I'm stronger than them too.

There are exceptions everywhere. Are we treated the same? Shouldn't there be a trial to see if the girl is worthy or not? Plus, why lower the difficulty level of the tasks? This is not the opportunity we're talking about. This is the safety of our country. If a woman can clear all of them, then what's the problem.

The rule makers haven't made everything clear. And if they have, I cannot find it. I have been searching the net since hours. Peace.

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Pragnya Prachurya Acharya said: (Dec 5, 2014)  
I do not think that women are not fit for army because women more stronger than men physically mentally but I agree that men are some time stronger than women because of their environment from childhood and the most important thing is their body design but if proper training is given to women they are better than men. Who think that women are not fit for solider post they are insulting women power.

At one side we are talking about women empowerment but women are not allow in infantry why so when all says better than men than why women are not allowed in infantry. In against some says family will not allow but they forget the logical thing that the women who want to join infantry they do not care for any body they are independent enough and are very brave so they want to join if our government is not allowing women in infantry then they have no right to say that women empowerment is going on.

I agree that women have some biological problems but every problem have its own solution. Hens I want to say that women should also get the chance to join infantry as soldiers.

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Vini said: (Dec 2, 2014)  
Women are fit, they can do any job some times better than many. But the problem lies with the family. Many families will not allow their daughter to enter in defense. In many families women are grown in a different environment, which make them believe that they are weak. If a women have full support from family and she is confident enough, then she will be great asset for the country.

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Jitendra Kumar said: (Dec 2, 2014)  
Hello everyone,

As per my point of views, Every organisation or Individual institute do have some eligibility & section criteria for purpose of recruitment someone else. So that, the same army also has some criteria, if it the find fit in the same it's recruit them, it does not matter whether it's male or female.

At a one side, we are talking about uplifting the prevalent condition of women in the society and other side we refrain them join individual organisation or army.

I must conclude that the fitment for something which is not decided by the genders, no matter whether its man or women everyone would be treated equally and also give them equal chance to develop individually.

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Ritu said: (Dec 1, 2014)  
Hi friends. I'll go with motion. Girls are weaker because of their anatomy when compared with boys. I know, no one can be as patriotic as Girls. They have ability to sacrifice even life. But why? We want minimum causalities. If we had 4th generation technology as in develop countries then would have gone against the motion.

As every coin has two faces, so here just difference in technology makes difference in two faces.

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Amit said: (Nov 16, 2014)  
It is true that women generally are not as strong as men physically. But that doesn't mean they are not fit for defensive services as modern warfare or defense operations are not about fighting with your physical strength.

Its not like they will be exchanging fists in the war. They will have all kinds of modern weapons for that. Also being a defense personnel doesn't mean having brute force only. It requires an individual with balanced mind who can take good decisions under critical situations and one has great fitness and stamina.

So, I believe women can do fairly well in defensive services.

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Shivangi said: (Nov 7, 2014)  
A woman is emotionally very strong person. If a woman loves her country then she is ready to die for it more than a man like she is ready to always die for her husband. Moreover, defense is not just about dying, it is much more and women are superb administrators.

To join defense forces, a girl must first forget that she's a girl. She is no less than any man and defense doesn't differentiate between its personnel whether it be a man or woman.

But if someday country's men fail to come forward to die for nation, government must seek for woman participation in combats along with man.

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Natasha said: (Nov 6, 2014)  
Women in army as soldiers is not a new idea. Since time immemorial tough scarce thee have been female warriors. With liberation in prevailing gender roles, archaeologist are uncovering more and more evidence of women warriors.

Society does restrict women as has been stated clearly and argued correctly in previous discussions. There is absolutely no doubt about the fact that women can accomplish themselves in non combative departments and there are many of them in defence services. Its the combative department where women are not recruited. And mind it, that its not in vain.

Women are not physically as strenuous as men, its basic biology and combative are where physical strength and capabilities are as important as mental and emotional strength and that's where women lack behind.

The social environment further amplify this problem. You can take any street sport in any colony of our country less than 5 percent girls participate in sports making them weaker (physically that is). However that doesn't mean women can't be recruited for combative, I being a taekwondo player myself can say thus that with training, which has to be harder than that of men.

More than that there is a need for little princess of homes to come out on street and play hard. Its hard but not impossible.

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Bharat Midha said: (Nov 3, 2014)  
I am not agreed with this statement that women are not fit for Defense services, today women are not treated as weak personality. For example if Kiran Bedi leads and take strictly actions actively and with discipline then any women can do any job. If someone has a courage to do something then no one can stop her.

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Rudraksh Goel said: (Oct 15, 2014)  
Women should not join the defense as they had to look after their house, children and her husband too. If will not work she will have some time to spend with their families and also make their children learn good things.

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Shubham said: (Oct 13, 2014)  
I think women are fully fit in each & every role or position of life. . Like if she plays role of homemaker or working lady or businesses women or government employs or any other field. They works from his full dignity, and with full honesty.

If we give to chance them with full support & encouragement then they definitely prove herself in defence or any other field better then male power.

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Venkatesh said: (Oct 2, 2014)  
Strength to fight, skills to command to think, to make wise decisions in the battlefield where every second's delay costs a life, these are acquired by years of practice, trainings, experiences they gain. A person is not born a fighter, a soldier, even a man needs to go through rigorous trainings to become a soldier, to fight for nation and so does a woman. Any person man or woman if provided proper training can serve the nation at the battlefields.

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Rahul Kumar said: (Sep 15, 2014)  
Hi everyone,

Women are always fit for any type of defence services. But one thing that are obstacle in their life is that they are not free like men. If parents are not restrict them.

Then women can do anything. Most of their example like mother teresa, Rani laxmibai, P. T usha.

That are done best of their life. Now a days, in our country women are not free like a men that are wrong. Parents should be freedom for their girls but for doing this thing first of all we have need to change their mentality about the girls.

Hence, the main conclusion behind the women are that they are Surely fit for the Defence services. I think after few year women are more free compared to that days and also put their.

Self in every field like technical, non tech, defence and son on.

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Prachi said: (Aug 18, 2014)  
A women can do anything and everything if she is willing to do. Today women are not lag behind in any field, and so do the army. But somewhere, something is drastically wrong in the organisational system our country, that women nowadays have to face, sexual harassment, exploitation etc. To move ahead.

I therefore believe that government should allow a bit reservation for women to avoid such obstacles in women's success way.

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Vins said: (Aug 14, 2014)  
Hi guys, women should be in defense but not in a fighting zone but as helping one in the way of guidance as their thinking is all around. While even though they are equal to men but emotionally they can't and they can't even help the people around them if others are injured. So I think they should not think to fight for the nation if they fight, the downfall will be not only for them even to our nation also. So, keep that in mind and don't be like a Hollywood heroin. And the given title is somewhat apt.

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Shivasankari said: (Jun 24, 2014)  
Women are perfectly fit to join defense services if they are given proper training. There is nothing a human cannot do then why there is discrimination between men and women. Women stand as the symbol of peace like mother theresa and at the same time they can be a symbol of courage like rani lakshmi. We all say that she can't handle the physical pain, people please don't forget the pain that every girl goes by giving birth. Not to forget that we can our nation as mother India. Then why this cheap discrimination between men and women. Women are equally capable to men and are fit in All sectors.

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Nayan Jyoti Borah said: (Jun 14, 2014)  
Friends, I too don't agree that women are not fit for defense services. In my view women are behind every successful person as a wife, partner, friend, teacher, etc in every aspects of life. We must need to recall our memory and we will understand the fact. A soldier whether a man or an woman take birth through a woman (mother). So we can't assume that women will be never fit for defense services.

This concept is totally wrong. Today if some women are lacking behind is due to the criticism of society, no support for parents and in our country most of us has a view that women is a made for serving her husband, children, stick to the kitchen, etc. Whereas in foreign a girl is given full freedom. And the crime ratio like rapes, murder, sexual assault is much less than ours one.

I hereby try to summarise my view that we should try to give woman the full power and support and try to engage them in every sector in which men are engaged. Our history and mythology speaks how women took victory overs injustice, crimes, evils, etc. So in special in our India we worship 33 crores god and GODDESSES.

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Ujjwal Shah said: (Apr 17, 2014)  
Hello Friends,

I believe Women are capable for defense services. If given the chance in defense field surely they will prove their mettle.

But basic problem lies in structure of our society where men are on upper tier. Women have to sacrifice their career at every phase of life. There are several hindrance at each level in their career.

> They need parents support to learn SSC and HSC.

> If they are able to get through HSC-SSC, For graduation they need family support and permission. Considering today's condition in India where everyday we hear a Rape news it becomes difficult for family to allow their young girls to go out for education.

> Then comes difficult phase - Marriage; To continue in their career they need husband's and in-laws support to the fullest.

> If at all they succeed in getting through Marriage phase then comes the big one - Motherhood; Now here is a battle between a women and a mother. As usual a women has to sacrifice her career.

So It is clearly wrong to say that a women is unfit for defense career. Let her free from shackles of society and then see her full potential definitely she will be at par from men.

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Krishan said: (Apr 17, 2014)  
Hi friends my opinion is that women should be in defence services as the role of an army is not only fighting wars and at least in todays world where the probability of the wars is very less. Women in defence can contribute in other factor in handling natural calamities and such incidents.

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Lalit Thapa said: (Apr 9, 2014)  
Hi I read most of the post and got to know that most of them who Faber that women should be enrolled on combat are unpractical. Friends in infantry, artillery and in fighting troops there are certain tactics which are fixed and didn't need of more technique. Most important is physical capability. When you have to carry 15 to 20 kg and endurance in mountain then you will come to know what is infantry. What ever decision are taken by superior and defense minister is correct. Women have certain limit and can do serve only in ordinance and AEC. Be practical guys.

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Kishan said: (Apr 6, 2014)  
In my point of view womens are fit for defence. We can take any field for example like police force, politics, technology, space where womens prove themselves that they are not behind from men in any field. They faces many problem in family life happily then why they are prohibited from infantry. Everyone know that commanding officer wife commands on the unit more than CO then how we can say that ladies are not able to do command. So we must give an opportunity to the woman's to come forward.

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Anu said: (Mar 12, 2014)  
According to my point of view women is capable to do anything if she gets the opportunity but unfortunately at every level she have to sacrifice her career. I think women definitely can do defence services. There are various examples such as kiran bedi, kalpana chawla, indira gandhi, mother teresa where women prove herself.

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Lathif said: (Mar 3, 2014)  
Women are fit for anything. They can make the world or break the world.

In this world men and women are equal No one should project themselves more when compare to the opposite.

The birth and death are same for both of them. Then why can't be the remaining things.

To get success in any field hardwork and dedication is important. If both these exist, what ever may be the gender they are fit for everything.

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Naveen said: (Feb 22, 2014)  
Hello friends. I am agree with women are fit in defense. We all are have equal right and freedom to choose our carrier. Women are have same right, and on basis on that women are not physical strong as compare to men we can't deny them.

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