Not sure if this is an insult to women or soldiers or both...
//so the lady officer can also die or become a casualty.// - casualty, but not a martyr..?
//what will happen is there is just one woman and rest around her are just jawans. She is very much a commander so she has to do everything. She will have to go for operations. But even today we don't have that acceptance. Even today our jawans come from villages, so that acceptance will take time.// - villages still male chauvinistic..? Even in army..?
//Now what will happen will be if there will be a lady officer here. Our orders are that a lady officer will get a hut in the COB, then there are orders that we have to cocoon her separately. She will say somebody is peeping, so we will have to give a sheet around her.// - soldiers peep women..? Even if its an officer..?
//If you think this, then even in Delhi, ladies tell me that people peep. I am talking about isolation situation when she has 100 jawans around her but it happens here also in Delhi.// - right in capital..?
//Q. Are you saying army isn't ready to accept women combat officers?
Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat: See I am ready, it is not that army is not ready. You are getting into something now you answer. Will she command?
Q. Why not?// - doubts about officer's command..?
Can't Give Women Combat Roles, There Will be Ruckus When Maternity Leave is Denied: Army Chief Bipin Rawat