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Gurgaon: All-women commando squad ready for action

gurgaon Updated: Jun 12, 2013 01:00 IST
HT Correspondent

Here is another instance of women treading into the male domain and coming out with flying colours. Breaching another male bastion in style, the country’s first all-women commando force raised by the Central reserve Police Force (CRPF) held the onlookers mesmerised on Tuesday.

The women commandos displayed their combat skills at the Group Centre of CRPF, Kadarpur here in the presence of their top brass and several mediapersons and left everyone awestruck.

Director general of CRPF Pranay Sahay, who was the chief guest at the show, said, “Mahila battalion of the CRPF, a brainchild of ex-Prime Minister the late Rajiv Gandhi has been a success. When it comes to ‘women empowerment’ they are the most manifested form and have set an example before the country with their courage, dedication and loyalty.”

The first-ever only-women commandos force comprises 30 valiant women, including two officers, who have undergone a daunting three-month commando course at the Jodhpur Police Academy, Rajasthan.

The commandos exhibited their dexterity with arms in different conflict scenarios, be it from close quarter combat in storming houses and rooms to shooting targets from a range. It was a delight for the viewers to see women scaling high walls and negotiating a net to get to a helicopter. It was all simply mesmerising.

The commandos have been undergone rigorous training and are adept in tackling difficult situations like hostage crisis, rescuing citizens endangered in terrorist attacks, providing proximate security to visiting female dignitaries, counter-terrorist operations, resolving high-risk situations, resolving situations involving vital installations, stabilising situations involving high-risk suicidal attacks, providing additional security at special events.