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Perspective of Indian soldiers towards leadership and inclusion of women in army

Author Affiliations

  • 1Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Studies, Pune, MS, India
  • 2Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Studies, Pune, MS, India

Res. J. Management Sci., Volume 6, Issue (3), Pages 24-30, March,6 (2017)


This paper examines the views of soldiers of Indian Army towards the women in military in terms of leadership and inclusion. The level of inclusion of women in Army varies from country to country. Women have been in Indian Armed Forces for more than two decades now but they are employed only in Officer cadre in Supporting Arms and Services. With the number of women getting increased in Armed Forces there is an increase in practical and policy issues, cultural constraints of gender, and practices on participation of women in military. Do women make good leaders in Army? Are men in Army ready to be led by women in hard field areas. These are few questions which are dwelt upon in this paper. The study is based on collection of primary data by means of survey. The data collection was done from 213 soldiers of different Arms and Services. The service bracket of the personnel varied from 12 to 20 years. The results indicate that the soldiers who have worked with women officers have a positive experience in comparison to those who have not worked.


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