Republic Day 2018 will mark another first for women. An all-woman bikers' contingent of Border Security Force (BSF) will make its debut on Rajpath. Women's Motor Cycle team 'Seema Bhawani' of BS F was raised at Central School of Motor Transport, BSF Academy in Tekanpur on 20th October, 2016.
The members of this special women bikers squad have been specially chosen by BSF trainers and are aged between 25-30 years. They are drawn from various combat ranks of the force, the official said. The 27-member BSF women daredevils are expected to draw cheers as they showcase their stunts and acrobatics on their 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycles.
They performed 16 varieties of stunts, including bike stunts, at the parade. The team was led by sub-inspector Stanzin Noryang. The 28-year-old Armywoman hails from the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
Border Security Force daredevils
An all-women team of BSF performs on motorcycles during full dress rehearsal for the 69th Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi, on Tuesday. PTI Photo
Riders are 25-30 years
The newly-raised all women bikers contingent of Border Security Force (BSF) ‘Daredevils' practice ahead of their first performance at the Republic Day parade, in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI Photo
The contingent is called as Seema Bhavani
As per the tradition of the Republic Day parade, the BSF and the Armys bike-borne daredevils, alternatively every year, end the parade riding their roaring bikes.
Barack Obama also liked the team
The women squad has been named Seema Bhavani or the border braves, an official of the paramilitary force said.