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BSF to deploy women staff on Indo-Pak Border within a week

Punjab Frontier of Border Security Force (BSF) is all set to deploy women constables at the highly sensitive Indo-Pak Border, as first batch of the Battalion would be deployed within a week.

india Updated: Sep 06, 2009 14:29 IST

Punjab Frontier of Border Security Force (BSF) is all set to deploy women constables at the highly sensitive Indo-Pak Border, as first batch of the Battalion would be deployed within a week.

"First batch of 178 women constables was recently passed out and accordingly an initial training was imported to them and within a week they will be deployed on Indo-Pak border", Himmat Singh, Inspector General (IG) of BSF told reporters here.

Initially the women staff would be deployed for frisking of women villagers who cross the fence for going to their fields and later on after required training they would be deployed for guarding the border along with their male colleagues, IG said adding that total 595 women constables were selected for training and after their pass out, all of them would be deployed on Indo-Pak border.

Many a times the villagers of border areas raised their objection on frisking of their women folk by male staff of BSF and deployment of women staff would overcome villagers' objection as well, IG added.

Asked whether the women constables would add to the glory of Beating Retreat parade on Wagha Border, IG ruled out the same and so far nothing has been decided in this regard.