Army, police no longer all-male bastions: says Modi .

With the rise in the number of women in police and central armed forces, which has more than doubled in the past six years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Army and police are no longer meant only for men, and expressed hope that this trend will lead to “new age policing”, with the women in uniform becoming role models for “lakhs of daughters” of the country.

 In his monthly radio address ‘Mann ki Baat’, Modi referred to the data from Bureau of Police Research and Development which shows that the number of women in police forces by 2020 has risen to 2.15 lakh from 1.05 lakh in 2014, the year he took over as PM .

“And I am not talking just about numbers. Today, the daughters of the country are performing even the toughest duties with full force and zeal,” the PM said, giving the example of how many women are currently undergoing
training to become ‘specialised jungle warfare commandos’

The PM said while gender diversity has a positive impact on the police force, the presence of women security personnel instils a sense of confidence among people, especially women .Today when we go to airports, metro stations or see government offices, brave women of the CISF are seen guarding every sensitive place,” he added.

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