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Women in Defence and Security | DSA

Sterling Example Of empowerment by Rear Adm Nirmala Kannan

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Author: Surgeon Rear Adm Nirmala Kannan VSM, NM (Retd)
An established role for women in the armed forces in any country across the world perhaps has it’s genesis in the outstanding role that Florence Nightingale and her committed group of brave women played during the Crimean War in late 19th century.

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Stray Thoughts and My Experiences by Padma Bandopadhyay

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Author: AM Padma Bandopadhyay VSM (Retd)
Men and women were equal partners. With the passage of   time, the Concept changed to ‘man for field and woman for hearth’. Women became the boss of home and men the breadwinners. Gradually, the stellar role of women got eroded. Still, some excelled like Rani Lakshmi Bai.

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I Dare by Dr Kiran Bedi

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Author: Dr Kiran Bedi IPS
Republic Day celebrations of the year 1975 were no different in reference to its splendour, pride and glory. What did make it different was that the marchpast by the contingent of Delhi Police, which later won the prize for best performance, was being led by a woman, Kiran Bedi.

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The High Soul Climbs - The High Way! by Aruna Bahuguna

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Author: Aruna Bahuguna IPS
Mention of the IPS stirs up images of tracking criminals, handling law and order situations, managing traffic, getting the bad guys ... Yes, life in the Police Service is all this and more. No amount of planning or training can prepare you for the actual situation in the field. One cannot even predict one’s itinerary for the day. And that is just what makes this Service attractive – the wide range of problems one has to face.

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Untapped Talent And Potential by PM Heblikar

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Author: PM Heblikar
In the field of internal security, the central paramilitary forces (CPMFs) discharged significantly their responsibility and in this process pioneered the employment of women in combat and non-combat roles including clerical, medical and miscellaneous duties. Most of senior members of the CPMFs interviewed were unanimous in their assessment that the experience of Mahila troops has been satisfactory so far especially given the different socio-cultural milieu and backgrounds.

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