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Defence ministry wants all-women marching & band contingents at 2024 R-Day parade

NEW DELHI, May 7: After showcasing ‘Nari Shakti' in successive Republic Day parades over the last few years, the defence ministry now wants to take a big leap forward. The marching and band contingents as well as the tableaux and other performances should comprise only women during the January 26 parade next year, as per the MoD. While other organizations like the CAPFs can come up with all-women marching and band contingents, the over 14-lakh strong armed forces will find it next to impossible. Women officers in the military have...