Women team conducts adventure patrolling in Arunachal Pradesh

Women team conducts adventure patrolling in Arunachal Pradesh
Women soldiers who took part in the adventure patrolling.
ANJAW, Aug 16 | Publish Date: 8/16/2019 12:00:38 PM IST

An all women team comprising 18 young, motivated, adventurous officers and soldiers from the Indian Army, Assam Rifles and ITBP after rigorous training became  the maiden all-women team to accomplish adventure patrolling in the mighty himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh.

A press release by PIB (Defence) stated that the spirited young women underwent physical conditioning exercises, basic lessons on mountaineering, jungle survival and motivation. The fully kitted and self sustained patrol led by an Indian Army Woman Officer was launched on Aug 10 from Kibithu, Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh and the adventurous route  tested their navigation skills in difficult terrain criss-crossing streams and dense forests.

The release stated the  joint team of women officers and soldiers from Army and Para Military Forces displayed high standards of morale, motivation and resolve during the adventure patrol. The women in uniform exhibited the tremendous potential of “Nari Shakti” by showcasing their grit and determination and truly epitomized “Women Empowerment” in the 73rd year of our Nation’s Independence.

Lieutenant General MM Naravane, GOC- in-C, Eastern Command lauded the grit, professionalism and determination of the women participants. He further highlighted that such events showcase the synergy that exists between the Security Forces deployed in the North East and give strength to our nation, the release added.

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