Meghalaya | Four Khasi women make it to India’s first all-women SWAT team


TNT News | SHILLONG, August 17, 2018

It was recently announced that India is set to have its first all-women SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team inducted by Delhi Police for anti-terrorist operations.

The 36-member team consists of women from the Northeast. Among the thirty-six, four women belong to the Khasi tribe of the matrilineal state of Meghalaya.

The four women have been identified as Sooki Sana from Mukha-Ialong, Milinhun Kharkongor from Mawpynthih in Mylliem, Rikynti Kharsahnoh from Jyntah, Happy Valley and Lesmilin Malai from Kynton Phanram, Umden in Ri Bhoi.

The Delhi Police will be the first police force in the country to have an first all-women SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team. The 36-member team will form Delhi's terror shield. Home minister, Rajnath Singh, formally inducted the unit in Delhi Police on August 10.

The 36 constables are trained by specialists from India and abroad. They have been admitted into the squad after a rigorous, 15- month training.

They will be stationed at strategic locations in central and south Delhi. Many from the team will also be posted in anti-terror vans called Parakram.