The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for the first time inducted 34 women commandos in its anti-Naxal Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) unit, during the 35th Raising Day of the force’s 88th Mahila Battalion, a release from the CRPF said.
The 88th Mahila battalion of CRPF has the distinction of being the first all-Mahila battalion in the world.
The commandoes will undergo training and then sent to Naxal hit areas.
“Mahila personnel of CRPF forming the first all-women brass band will also undergo a training course to acquire the requisite skills on the musical instruments. It deserves pertinent to mention that the force already has an all-women pipe band,” CRPF said in a press release.
The commandos will be given training in firing and special weapons, tactical planning, fieldcraft, explosives, and jungle survival skills.
After completion of their three months training, they will be posted in Naxal affected areas like Sukma, Dantewada, Bijapur, and other areas.