Female BSF guards to be part of 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony at Wagah border

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Wagah (Punjab), July 23 (ANI): The female constables posted with the Border Security Force (BSF) would participate in 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony at the International Border post at Wagah in Punjab.

They have been trained for the purpose and introduced to conduct the ceremony on an experimental basis.

"As we have recruited lady constables at BSF, so we decided that they should have some participation. Keeping this in mind, we selected roughly 20 female constables and gave them training," said Mohammad Aqil, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Border Security Force (BSF).

"In that training, four were readied to participate in the parade. Past three to four days, we have additionally introduced lady constables," he added.

Mohammad Aqil further said the changes in the retreat are related to the gestures, which we were trying for the past few days.

"It was demanded from the intelligentsia that instead of keeping it inimical it should look friendly. Pakistani authorities were contacted on this matter and after talking to them first, we unilaterally lowered some gestures and after that Pakistani authorities lowered some gestures," he added.

The female BSF constables are proud and excited about their participation in the retreat.

"I am really happy and proud that we are taking part in the 'Beating Retreat'," said Simran, a female Border Security Force (BSF) guard. (ANI)

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