Women part of Army for last 30 years… we welcome SC decision: Gen Mohanty

By: Express News Service | Pune |

Published: February 22, 2020 10:19:15 am

At the Southern Command Investiture Ceremony in Mumbai on Thursday.

Welcoming the Supreme Court’s decision to grant permanent commission to women in the Army, Southern Army Commander General C P Mohanty Thursday said the process of implementing the court’s direction would begin very soon. “Women have been part of Indian Army for last around 30 years. We welcome this decision of the Supreme Court. We are finding ways to make lady officer tenet command appointments in various arms and services. I can assure that we will make it happen,” Gen Mohanty said at the Southern Command Investiture Ceremony that was held at Gateway of India in Mumbai on Thursday.

General Mohanty presented gallantry and distinguished service awards to 51 Army personnel and 22 units of the Command for their outstanding contribution in various fields. A total of 12 Army personnel and six units presently serving or located in and around Pune were felicitated during the ceremony.

Addressing the audience on the occasion, the Army Commander congratulated the awardees and recipients of unit citations and exhorted all ranks to emulate them and give their best to make the nation proud of its Army. The Army Commander…

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