The U.S. Army has eased restrictions on attire, allowing brigade commanders to grant exemptions from regulations on turbans, hijabs and beards.
This comes shortly after media reports on an Indian Supreme Court ruling on permissible attire and religious exemptions in the Indian armed forces.
Interestingly, the Royal New Zealand Navy has permitted one of its sailors to ink a traditional Maori full-facial tattoo.
Standards of attire in the military vary around the world, depending on religious exemptions, necessity of uniformity and safety, and to provide members of all communities the opportunity to serve.
Somehow, it’s still difficult to see dreadlocks in the Indian Army.