In a major step to increase role of women in armed forces, the NDA government is going to allow lady officers to command battalions in Army`s branches such as aviation, engineers and signal.
Citing the "vagaries" of battlefield, Army Chief Bikram Singh on Monday ruled out women officers getting into combat zones in the near future.
Air Chief Marshal PV Naik appeared to suggest that women could not be given combat role
in armed forces in the near future considering the specific
"sensitivities" in India and said the issue needs to be
NATO`s Mark Sedwill said the end of 2014 was not a deadline.
Day in Pics: 30th October
Showbiz World - October 30, 2014
NASA rocket explodes on lift-off