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|Pooja said: (Jul 30, 2019)|
|Being woman in itself is a great achievement. There is hardly any field which is entirely for women or entirely for men. It's the society's views regarding women which makes us discuss such very questions about "if women are fit for army or not". My question to such a society is that what makes a girl any less than a boy? Surely the two genders have a different construct altogether, but combination of both is required to make any field excel in itself. There exists a very less percentage of girls in the Indian armed forces, this is mainly because our society is setting bogus standards and illogical rules for the women to abide by and teaching our girls "learned helplessness". I use this term because our society thinks that protecting the so-called "second gender" (women) unnecessarily is a very crucial thing to do in order to prove the masculinity of the so-called "first gender" (men) and their first place on this very land. By doing so we are spoiling our female generation by letting them accept the dependency upon the society for their very existence. Being a girl I accept that I need to lift heavy stuff, do the repairing of petty items and also be ready to help my parents and my country financially and emotionally whenever they need me. Answering this question, I also want to pose the same answer to other questions of inequality on the basis of gender as well. It is this difference because of which we celebrate women's day. The day when there would be absolute equality, we would not need such a day. We females are distinct from males in our qualities and what I know is, where one quality of male might not fit suitably, the quality of the female would do wonders at the same place and vice versa. Girls have the equal right to serve their nation as any boy might wish. After all, we all were given the same body of a human being, the difference was created by the mere choice of this society.|
|Anjali said: (May 26, 2019)|
|Women are fit for Defense Services because there is no field where women aren't working whether it's hospital, school, college or space. We are living in 21st century so we don't have any question in our mind. And the main thing is that we should always motivate others.|
|Ishita said: (Feb 27, 2019)|
|Women can do whatever she wants.
In women, there is a power of men, there is no difference between boys n girls nowadays women doing all those things which men can't do in there whole life, one mother can fulfil the requirements of the father but father can't Same as a mother.
In every field, women are doing a very great role (ie. Cricket, astronaut, pilot, politics etc).
|Akshiti Prasad said: (Feb 21, 2019)|
We are living in the 21st century and nowadays women are shining in all the fields. They are in no way inferior to men. Starting from doctors, engineers, pilots etc, we have our women in each and every field. In the earlier days, women used be treated like street dogs by their husbands. They did not have their own identity in the society and were never allowed to express their views. But today there is a respect for the Indian women in the eyes of each and everyone. As an Indian girl, I feel that women should be given the chance to serve their motherland. I totally succumb that women are physically weaker than men but proper training will surely enable them to join defence services. They also possess the capacity to defend Mother India from the brutal terrorists just as men do.
|Mithi said: (Feb 2, 2019)|
I think women are totally fit for defence services. There are thousands of women who are already part of defence services. Also, in most of the jobs nowadays women and men burn their nights oil so it will be sexist if we think women are not fit for defence.
|Mayank Sengar said: (Oct 23, 2018)|
|As India, a secular country all men and women have given an equal position. In my opinion, women are totally fit on not only in the defence services but in all of the position of a country also.
We can go through to some examples of our brave women like Pt Usha, Saina Nehwal, Sania Mirza who has qualified in the field of sports and brought medals for our country.
The great freedom fighter like Rani Laxmi Bai a lot for our country and led our freedom fighter and brought independence.
Mother Teresa got a noble prize for the activity of social work women's reach in the pic point of the Mount Everest and arrived in the surface of the moon.
Women are nowadays struggling in the field of politics and many more aspects in the field of national growth and improvement.
As we experienced that women are now in all of the good and reputed posts like IAS doctor engineers and many more. So how can we think that they unfit in the defence? They have social value and always have the right to fight for our country as a soldier and punish the enemies and terrorist of their nation.
|Sumit Kumar said: (Oct 13, 2018)|
|Women are fit for defence services. In every field, they are giving their Best and no doubt better than man Like sports, education, civil services. Etc.|
|Satakshi Sharma said: (Oct 5, 2018)|
Women are fit for defense services. In the 21st century, women are in each and every field and especially men cannot state this bullshit reasons that women have to look after the family. What will happen if women gets employed in defense service? someone has rightly said that one educated women teaches the generation, where we can't see women - in hospitals, civil services, police line, school, and many more, the fields are uncountable. Today it really hurts to listen that men's mind are still obsolete. We cannot change someone's perception or mentality but I have one question to ask from the male gender of our nation that -how they are sure that children will learn good things if there mother will be with them, if mothers are with them even after that they will be spoiled, if someone has to go in a wrong path they will go even they are with their parents or not, so I request the male genders to please eradicate such kind of bullshits from your respective minds that women can't do anything or they can only be showcased at homes and also women do work much-much better than men although earlier man used to be the sole earner but now women are taking up their place. I also want to include the very famous statements of the boys in our country that women are gossip queens, they like to have parties, they think men are their slaves but don't forget gentlemen advance up your mind or thinking because if you do think like this it showcases your background and your ethics an respect women because FUTURE IS WOMEN AND WOMEN IS FUTURE.
|Mayank said: (Aug 2, 2018)|
In my opinion, women are fit for defence services. Firstly, defence services is not only about Army, air force or navy, there are other services in defence as well (non combat jobs) Women in defence services can work in defence research department, account department, medical department, technical department etc. Women have proved themselves by being a fighter jet pilot, Naval officer and more.
By proper training, practice and technique women have shown their ability in army as well.
|Miku said: (Jul 27, 2018)|
|Yeah, every guy says women are not fit but that's not true, our government should give a chance for women & after training, they can also carry Heavy weapons, & other things.
We all know practice makes a man perfect so as we all know men also Take 10 months training then they go in Real Army field on Border so we should give the chance for women.
|Priyanshu said: (Jul 1, 2018)|
|According to me, women can join the army, because the girl is not less than a boy. Women can do every work. They look after their family. They do a lot of work compare to the boy. You know very well Rani Lakshmi Bai. She was the first women in our country. She did not fear anyone.|
|Yashwin Singh said: (Jun 19, 2018)|
|Everyone is equal weather there is boy or girl but some people think that girls are not made for doing job they only for house holder work we do sent force them and today it is a crime if a girl forced by her family she can report FIR but in my opinion we must have to gave them freedom that what would they want to do.|
|Vicky said: (May 19, 2018)|
|When it comes to about women our country becomes so soft and became emotional for the women. Women are not fit for the army. NOT AT ALL. Many of you take this wrong.
But I am in the army I know what women do here firstly army duty is to provide security to the nation whereas in Indian army women officer need security For herself if she can't walk alone without buddy Then How would they defend the country.
Secondly, in the army, military training is compulsory for everyone for his own safety at least And these women don't how to fire they can't hold Weapon the because of the Heaviness. But they are expert in one thing how to do a party in officer mess, drink alcohol, smoking, sex with colleagues.
Military nurses don't have any relation to military drill and military operations and they are getting more MSP from soldiers why?
Have you Ever seen any para commando lady officer in India? Who comes out in republic day parade? NO.
Because they don't have guts.
They care about their beauty and skin maintenance. I am in army medical corps I have saw behaviour of nurses and doctors toward the patient. The patient is crying from pain but madam are busy in her gossips. No one shows sympathy for patients.
And lady doctors don't know anything. Bloody third class doctors.
And some people are here justifying the women.
You know compared to male officers women officer do more discrimination in the army. They treat soldiers as a servant and obviously this is India everyone listens to women so the helpless soldiers are not able to do anything.
I want to make many of you clear that in today's world no one joined armed forces for his country they are Used to be unemployed that why they Found defence last option. Because it is easy to enrol compared to other city services whoever it is male, or female and they are serving for the nation and giving their life because army rules are very strict. You have to do it or otherwise ready for punishment so obviously they do their duty and during duty, they got killed and media make them a hero. Government have Army so many powers. So army has authority to punish the defaulters and army person can't seek help from police or court. So army person uses to keep in fear because they are not educated enough to fight for their right.
So take this out of your minds the era has changed So the women have changed.
|Vasu said: (Apr 24, 2018)|
|Well, I totally don't agree with this statement. I'll not go through the emotional point of view, i'll tell you some facts. No doubt, the males are physically stronger than the females but joining the defence system is about your courage. If you are hulk and you don't have the courage to fight in the war, then it's worthless. Either it is male or female if they have the courage to fight and if they are medically fit then they can join the defence services.|
|Nihal said: (Mar 27, 2018)|
|I don't agree that women are not fit for defence services, women's play a major role in the armed forces by serving as doctors (more polite than male counterpart), nurses (who very well take care of the patient), educational branch, logistic branch, etc. Our armed forces limited the women's freedom, women can play an equivalent role as men are playing in the armed forces.|
|Prnk Komth said: (Mar 21, 2018)|
Women and men should give equal weightage when one talking. Our constitution says about equality more. Over equality is a right of a human. Something will be paper and something will come TRUE. This is really happening. The backbone of the family not a rib.
|Chinmaya said: (Feb 6, 2018)|
|A lot of people have debated this from the emotional point of view and I'll try to avoid that, but biologically women and men have same or at least similar lower body strength so running, jumping walls, etc are usually not a problem but when upper body strength is concerned men are stronger than women (as can be observed by the fact than men have broader shoulders and denser muscles), so carrying heavy rucksacks or weapons like LMG (though it is called light machine gun the only thing light about it is the name) and mortars, they also have been known on an average to be able to do less push ups and pull ups than men and are not able to perform as good as men in rope climbing, etc. Now, I have not stated any of these facts arbitrarily, the US Marines conducted a study on women and male Marines and found these facts, anyone who wants to cross check the fact can go read the report it is available to the public.|
|Praveen said: (Feb 2, 2018)|
|In my opinion, every human is fit to serve the nation. Talking about women, in defence services they have proved themselves all over the world. In real life, they face more difficulties than men do but despite that, they are no less. On our republic day of 2018 women, soldiers performed really very very amazing bike stunt which was better than what male soldiers did. So if they can do such daring act then they can do anything be it facing the war or any other occasion. In our country, there is very less awareness for women in the army also there are very less opportunities for them. There is only one way to prove that whether they are fit or not and that is giving them equal chances as males.|
|Naveena D said: (Feb 1, 2018)|
|Good Evening Friends,
According to me, few number of women are completely fit for defence services. But remaining women are not fit for defence services.
Because of there many number issues available in our society. So women are fearful to face the issues.
However the women empowerment, the rural side women are fearful to face the situation. So the government must increase the defence for women.
|Atal said: (Jan 8, 2018)|
|I think womens of 21 century are completely fit for defense services but number of such womens are very less. So, first of all we have to train womens of our nation that helps whole nation. As we all know women have all those qualities which are necessary for defense services. The only thing is to change our mentality that women are not fit for defense services.|
|Jithin said: (Nov 26, 2017)|
|I feel the women in 21st century is completely fit for defense services. Paramilitary forces like ITBP, BSF, CRPF has moved women to forward post along the border, now I think we should feel proud that our Indian women is guarding the borders. Now army is also recruiting more women forces, so that means women has proven that they are fit for defense services.
We should also not forgot women took part in freedom fight of India against british, so both mentally and physically women's are fit for defense.
|Akhil M said: (Oct 30, 2017)|
|In my opinion women are not completely fit for defense forces, till today's date there are no women who is commissioned in infantry because infantry holds physical and operational move higher than other supporting arms so mentally and physically women can't continue a service in actual defense, in my opinion they are fit for supporting corps like medical side education side in all supporting arms side etc.|
|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.|
|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!
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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".
|Sumit said: (Jun 17, 2017)|
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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|Vijaidimpi said: (Apr 11, 2017)|
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.
|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.|
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|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.
|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.|
|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.
|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.
|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.|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Aadarsh Jaiswal said: (Nov 14, 2016)|
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.
|Yuvraj Singh said: (Nov 11, 2016)|
|In my point of you, women can help defense, by her great skill.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Lavanya Desula said: (Sep 10, 2016)|
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.
|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.|
|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!|
|Maneesha said: (Aug 22, 2016)|
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.
|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 :).|
|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.|
|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.
|Ganesh said: (Jul 7, 2016)|
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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.|
|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.
|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.|
|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.
|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.|
|Abhishek Kumar said: (Sep 3, 2015)|
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.
|Sudhanshu said: (Sep 2, 2015)|
Women always depend on man, so they are weak. Now a day man &women are same in world. They can do defense service.
|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.
|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.
|Mohit said: (Jul 26, 2015)|
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.
|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!
|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).
|Dipanjali Chatterjee said: (Jun 18, 2015)|
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
Women are not fit for Defense Services
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