this powerful essay on the importance of making equal opportunity a reality for women in the Indian Armed Forces. He argues:
The nation raises a toast every time women march in full military regalia. Empowerment, equality, equal opportunity et al are words often used. Office holders in the higher echelons of governance speak of ‘Nari Shakti’ and the media laps it up.
But irony is at play, behind the buzzwords. In reality, there is much reluctance within the defence services to embrace women.