Army deploy women officers: In order to sow seeds of new endeavors for women officers in the force, Indian Army is now working on a plant that will have women officers deployed as cyber warriors. Army Chief Bipin Rawat along with his team of experts want to induce this practice in the system as soon as possible in a bid to use the skills of women officer vigorously.“The force has plans of utilizing the women officers more effectively in the new cardes such as cyber which is fast emerging trade in the armed forces as they face a major cyber security threat from both state and nonstate actors,” said a source. Cyber warfare is turning out to be a big challenge for the Indian forces, especially the threats from countries like China and Pakistan.Therefore, the selection of women in these cells will not only create more opportunities for them but will also be able to use their expertise to full potential. These women officers will further be trained to understand the language and architecture of he given field, to enhance their permanent commission in the area.The sources said the intention of the Army is to provide more opportunities in the women officers in the fields where they can contribute their best. The army has been granting permanent commission to women officers in limited number of branches such as legal and education but is yet to induct them in direct combat unit such as infantry.On the languages courses to be imparted by women officers, sources said a large number of troops and officer getting trained in important international languages such as Mandarin and Arabic to deal with the emerging threats. Army is going to induct women as jawans also as it plans to hire 850 of them in the military police branch where they would help the troops to handle situation where women are involved like females pelting stones at forces carrying out operations.
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