NDA Opens Its Doors: Years Later, There Will Be Women At My Position, Says Army Chief

Pune: Indian Army chief Gen MM Naravane on Friday welcomed the National Defence Academy (NDA) opening its doors to women for the first time. He said that this was a first step towards gender equality in the armed forces.

The Army chief was addressing the cadets after reviewing the passing out parade of the 141st course of the NDA in Pune.

Gen Naravane was referring to the Supreme Court ruling that has allowed women candidates to take the upcoming NDA entrance examination.

“With modernisation and women being imparted defence training, 40 years down the lane we will see women at my position,” said Gen Naravane.

“As we open the portals of the NDA for women cadets, we expect you to welcome them with the same sense of fair play and professionalism as Indian armed forces are known world over,” General Naravane said.

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