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Women CISF personnel make a mark during ‘live rescue operations’

The women officers said that they found some of the best training and facilities available with the CISF. Officials attached to the team said that the sub-inspectors, both women and men have recently passed out and have joined their respective units.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2019 03:13 IST

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
The newly-inducted women sub-inspectors were the centre of attraction at 50th Raising Day celebrations of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), held at fifth reserve battalion in Ghaziabad on Sunday.
The newly-inducted women sub-inspectors were the centre of attraction at 50th Raising Day celebrations of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), held at fifth reserve battalion in Ghaziabad on Sunday.(Sakib Ali/HT File Photo)
         

The newly-inducted women sub-inspectors were the centre of attraction at 50th Raising Day celebrations of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), held at fifth reserve battalion in Ghaziabad on Sunday.

Lauding the role of women officers Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was the chief guest at the event said, “The CISF has more women personnel than any other central police forces. Their induction has provided more strength to the force. I wish to congratulate their parents, especially their mothers, who stood up and sent their daughters to wear the uniform and serve the nation.”

The sub-inspectors were trained at Special Tactics & Training Wing, Hyderabad for responding in critical situations and also in urban scenarios. The officers were also part of ‘live rescue operations’ carried out by quick reaction teams on the occasion.

“The operations require high levels of fitness, mental toughness and focus on training which is regular exercise. We have already undergone training and trained for around a fortnight to carry out the display at the event,” said Dimple Joshi, a sub-inspector who was part of the performing team.

“The rotation of cars at 180 degrees in high speed, jumping inside the attacker’s car by breaking the front and rear glasses of the vehicles and jumping into a moving bus were some of the parts of the display which people liked the most. The crisis response is becoming important nowadays as CISF is generally the first responder during such situations,” said Chetna Rathod, another woman sub-inspector from the performing team.

The women officers said that they found some of the best training and facilities available with the CISF. Officials attached to the team said that the sub-inspectors, both women and men have recently passed out and have joined their respective units.

“They have been trained at the STTW, Hyderabad and more training will be provided to them. They have been trained to handle the situations in urban as well as jungle scenarios. On the same pattern we have trained three teams of the Jammu & Kashmir police on ‘anti-fidayeen’ operations and teams from the anti-terrorist squad of the Uttar Pradesh police have also bee trained on the similar pattern,” said an officer who did not wish to be named.

First Published: Mar 11, 2019 03:13 IST