In a first, women soldiers of Assam Rifles deployed along LOC on security duty


NEW DELHI | AUG 05, 2020:

The Indian Army has deployed rifle women along the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan in Kashmir on national security duty on Tuesday.

These women soldiers are from the Assam Rifles, the oldest paramilitary force of India.

This is for the first time in the history of the Indian Army that women have been deployed on regular security duty in the areas adjacent to the LoC.

They have been given the task of guarding the national border, close to the LoC, and also to check the smuggling of narcotics, fake currency, and weapons through the Sadhana Pass.

Assam Rifles in a tweet said, "Women soldiers of Assam Rifles deployed for the first time in Kashmir make a positive impact on the local populace in a matter of days. Smiling faces of locals is a testimony of professionalism of the Rifle women of Assam Rifles."