Rajnath Singh made a big statement praising former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, but her vast contribution in all areas of security and nation-building should be recognized.
Referring to the role of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that –
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh pointed to the role of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the 1971 war with Pakistan, saying that she not only commanded the country for many years. But also led during the war. Addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Seminar on the Role of Women in the Armed Forces, the Defense Minister also referred to Rani Laxmibai and former President Pratibha Patil and said India’s experience about the role of women’s power in national development has been positive. Is.
Rajnath Singh said-
Speaking at the SCO-International Webinar on ‘Role of Women in the Armed Forces’. https://t.co/hz6kAxM5wQ
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) October 14, 2021
Rajnath Singh said that it is okay to talk about the role of women in the armed forces. But their vast contribution in all areas of security and nation-building should recognized. There are many examples in history of women taking up arms for the defense of the country and the rights of the people. Rani Laxmibai is the most prominent among them. Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India, not only held the command of the country for years, but also led during the war. A few years back Pratibha Patil was the President of India and the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces.
‘Women are being recruit in the army as permanent commission’
During the prime ministership of Indira Gandhi. India won the 1971 war against Pakistan and a new country, Bangladesh was form. Singh said that women have been playing a role for centuries as guardians and protectors. He said, “Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, wisdom and education, while Maa Durga is the goddess of protection, strength, destruction and war.” He said that India was among the few countries that have taken early initiatives for women’s participation in the armed forces. More women are being recruit in the army in the form of permanent commission.
The recruitment of women officers in the Indian Army started in 1992.
Rajnath Singh said, “Women have been serving with pride in the Indian Military Nursing Service for more than 100 years. The recruitment of women officers in the Indian Army started in 1992. Now women officers are being recruit in most of the branches of the army.