Queers in Combat: Analysing the Indian Armed Forces’ LGBT Exclusionary Policy | CALQ Vol. 5.1
In this article, Allen Benny Mathews & Samarth Singh shed light on the Indian Armed Forces’ exclusionary policy against homosexuals, in light of decriminalization of Section 377 of Indian Penal Code under Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India. The authors have provided a comparative analysis of policies adopted by armed forces in other nations and have discussed mechanisms how these policies can be implemented in India. Several important excerpts on homosexuality ranging from ancient Indian history to colonial military history in India have been discussed further, in order to explain sociological factors pertinent to the matter at hand.