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ITBP Gets 500 Women Troops for Deployment at India-China Border

This will be the first women squad to be deployed in high-altitude posts along the India-China border.

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A freshly-trained contingent of 500 women personnel – which will be the first ‘mahila’ squad to be deployed in high-altitude posts along the India-China border – was on Friday commissioned into the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) here.

The women, in the rank of constable, were inducted in the border-guarding force after 44-weeks of training in battle craft and mountain survival and will now be sent to frontier areas for final acclimatisation before being deployed at ITBP posts along the 3,488-km Sino-India Line of Actual Control (LAC).

These ‘mahila’ contingents are expected to be posted by March this year at about 20 forward locations of the ITBP situated at heights of between 8,000 – 14,000 feet, including at the ‘Mana pass’ border post, the last village on the Indian side in Uttarakhand.

This is the first time that India is deploying women troops right at the front, one which is considered to be the most arduous and tricky given the harsh climatic conditions and extreme mountainous terrain along the India-China border.

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