New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Indian Army would induct women in the Corps of Military Police and a proposal is being finalised for inducting around 800 women for it -- with an yearly intake of 52, it was announced on Friday.
The decision was announced at the Army Chiefs' Conclave, a forum of former Army chiefs, who were told that with increasing needs for investigation of gender-specific allegations and crime, a necessity was felt to introduce women in the Corps of Military Police.
The Indian Army so far does not have women in any kind of combat roles.
The Indian Army is also starting two more residential Army Public Schools which are likely to come up at Bhopal and Mamun in Punjab.
These schools will have a capacity of 2,000 children each, and around Rs 100 crore has been sanctioned for this by the Defence Ministry.
As of now, the Army Welfare Educational Society (AWES) is managing 137 schools and 11 professional colleges.