Kashmir: On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, ABP News has brought a special report for you today from Pakistan. This report is of women and soldiers posted on the outskirts. For the first time, the Indian Army has deployed women and personnel close to the LoC to protect the area. This is the first time in the history of Indian Army that women have been deployed at the level of jawans and that too in areas adjacent to the LoC in Kashmir.
At an altitude of ten thousand feet at the very top of the Sadhana-top of the LoC, half a dozen women men, led by a woman officer of the Indian Army, are deployed to guard the road going towards the LoC. These women soldiers are from Assam Rifles and have entered the Indian Army on deputation. His first deployment in the Indian Army has been done on the Sadhana-top of Tangdhar sector, considered to be the most sensitive of Kashmir.
Captain Gursimran Kaur, who is leading the women's team, is a third generation female military officer of her family. His father and grandfather have also served in the army. Captain Gursimran, an officer of the Army Army Service Corps, ASC, is on duty here along with his fellow women soldiers.
Let me tell you that women in the Indian Army have been working as military officers for almost two decades, but are not yet in the post of jawans. Last year i.e. in December 2019, for the first time women were recruited in the army for the post of women, but they were recruited in women-cadets, military military-police and are currently taking training in Bengaluru. Even before the deployment of those women-cadets, the army has deployed women personnel of Para-Military Force, Assam Rifles on LoC in Kashmir.
Major General ADS Aujla, the GOC of the Vajra Division (28 Infantry Division) of the Indian Army deployed in the security of the LoC in Tangdhar, told ABP News that there were reports of smuggling of drugs and weapons from the LoC. Intelligence reports had revealed that women are involved in this smuggling on the LoC, but due to the lack of women personnel with the army, it was difficult to check the frisking of these suspected women, which is why women- The jawans have been brought from Assam Rifles and posted here.
The deployment of these women jawans is in some way a preparation for the near future in their combat role, that is, the role of wars. According to Major General Aujla, their deployment in these women ops-areas is very important. That is, this women's platoon is in an area which is adjacent to the LoC, then terrorists can also come here by infiltrating.
The sadhana-top on which this woman-platoon is stationed has its golden history. Bollywood's famous actress, Sadhana, came here to raise the morale of the soldiers in the 1965 war with Pakistan. Since then the name of this place is Sadhana Post. It is said that before the war, Sadhna had shot a film in Kashmir. In his memory, pictures of Sadhana are still hanging at this place.
In fact, Assam Rifles has been deployed in the Myanmar border and insurgency-hit states of the North-East for a long time and women have also been serving as jawans for many years. In such a situation, the Indian Army has deployed these women soldiers on the LoC as a trial. Let us also tell you here that all the personnel in Assam Rifles belong to their cadre i.e. they are directly recruited in Assam Rifles, but the officers go from the Indian Army on deputation.