Army chief General Bipin Rawat says In frontline combat role, women can't ask for extra facilities

- Alive Correspondent   14-01-2017


Army chief General Bipin Rawat said it's up to women to decide if they they are willing to join men in a frontline combat role without separate and additional facilities. Asserting that equal opportunity brings equal responsibility.


Addressing his first annual conference after taking over as Chief of Army Staff he said, "You have to see society as whole. I have said that if we induct women into combat role, they will have to share equal responsibility like their male counterparts... Which means that they will have to perform exactly the same task".


He furthere said, "So, if all three in the tank, if it is one woman or two women and a male, if they are all willing to sleep under the tank and if the women folk are willing to accept it... If women are willing to move out in that environment, the women folk themselves need to take a call. Once the women are willing to take this kind of call, we will address this issue".