One of the hardest jobs in the world is being an Army wife. However, sometimes there arises an incident which makes all of us embarrassed. Something similar happened recently when two army wives had a scuffle and their fight landed in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). This war was a different kind and it embarrassed the Indian military to no end. The scuffle broke out between the wives of two army officers at a military station in Punjab. The two wives reportedly got into an altercation at an event that was organized by the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) at the military station in Punjab over a week ago. According to sources, the PMO has asked for a report on the incident from the Army headquarters.
According to a senior Army official, the incident has embarrassed the top officials. He also added that such cases are generally investigated internally. However, in this particular fight some high ranked officials were also a party therefore it landed in the Prime Minister’s Office. According to sources the fight broke out between the two women when the wife of the Commanding Officer (CO) of the military station abused the spouse of a Lieutenant Colonel. The scuffle eventually turned to blows and the CO’s wife also hit the other woman.
Several senior officials and their wives were present at the event. The Lieutenant Colonel apparently has sent a complaint to the PMO, the Punjab Police and the National Human Rights Commission. According to sources, the case is also being examined by the Minorities Commission. The Army Act does not cater to the wives of the Army personnel but the sources said that there are other ways to handle such a situation. Counseling sessions are usually held to deal with such incidents and come to a common agreement.