All-women defence team conducts adventure patrolling in Arunachal
Itanagar, Aug. 16 (PTI): A joint all-women team comprising members of the Army, the Assam Rifles and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police has conducted adventure patrolling in Arunachal Pradesh, a defence spokesperson said on Friday.
The 18-member squad became the maiden all-women team to accomplish adventure patrolling in the Himalayas of the northeastern state, Kohima-based defence spokesman Col Chiranjit Konwer said in a statement.
“The fully kitted and self-sustained patrol led by the Indian Army woman officers was launched on August 10 last from Kibithu in remote Anjaw district of the state,” he said.
Before concluding the patrol on the Independence Day on Thursday, the team went through a difficult terrain crisscrossing streams and dense forests where their navigation skill was tested.
The women underwent training encompassing physical conditioning exercises, basic lessons on mountaineering, jungle survival and motivation before the programme, he said.
Displaying high standards of morale, motivation and resolve during the adventure patrol, the joint team of officers and soldiers exhibited the tremendous potential of ‘Nari Sakti’, Konwer said.
General officer Commanding in Chief of the Eastern Command, Lt Gen M M Naravane lauded the grit, professionalism and determination of the team members.