Indian Army Launches Recruitment Drive for Women Soldiers

In a first, The Indian army has started online registration for recruiting women in military police as soldiers, aiming to fill nearly 100 vacancies. The recruitment rally will be conducted at Ambala, Lucknow, Jabalpur, Bangalore and Shillong. Once the registration of candidates is over, a cut off list will be generated for further rounds of selection, according to the official notification. 

So far the Indian army recruited women only as officers and not as soldiers, making this move significant. 

The Indian army has put it out on its official website ( notifying openings for the post of Soldier General Duty. The application process starts today, and will end on 8 June, 2019. In order to qualify for the post, the women candidates need to qualify a Common Entrance Exam post which they will have to appear for the Physical Endurance Test(PET). 

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