The Officer’s Training Academy (OTA) will modify its syllabus if women are included in combat roles.
Story so far: The OTA had trained more than 2,800 women officers since 1993, when the first batch passed out. The academy also named its women’s hostel after freedom fighter Captain Lakshmi Sahgal. Now, the OTA will change its syllabus accordingly if women are offered combat roles in the future.
- Since women were given non-combat roles, the OTA has already modified its training syllabus. One-third of the cadets are women, and the training style has changed over the years.
- They’re being trained on par with their male counterparts. They undergo 11 months of training and run 35-45 km along with the male cadets.