CRPF unveils women commando squad

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Gurgaon, June 11: CRPF today unveiled its first all-women commando team, which has been trained and prepared to tackle hostage situations and securing the safety of women VIP protegees. The squad, comprising two officers, have undergone a tough regime of commando tactics and skills for three months.

The personnel are adept at sharp-shooting and unarmed combat. The 30-member squad presented their skills at the forces' officers training academy located at Kadarpur here.

'Kick' start
This is the first time that the three-lakh strong personnel force has brought together a unit of women commandos who were divided into three all-women battalions till recently. During the event, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) chief Pranay Sahay said the commando team was fully capable of special tasks and rendering high risk duties. The squad has been armed with sophisticated and high-calibre weapons and will also be training other women personnel in special operations and commando techniques, a senior official of the force said. The squad has been trained at the Rajasthan Police Academy in Jodhpur, the official said.


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