Major Khushboo Kanwar led all-women marching contingent of Assam Rifles with its 146 women soldiers created history as they took part in the 70th Republic Day Parade in the New Delhi.
Brimming with pride Major Khushboo Kanwar said, “Leading an all-women contingent of the Assam Rifles is a matter of great honour and pride for me. We have practiced very hard…I am a daughter of a bus conductor from Rajasthan and if I can accomplish this, then any girl can fulfil her dream,”
Watch history in the making; an ALL WOMEN MARCHING CONTINGENT on Rajpath for the first time; Major Khushboo Kanwar leads contingent of ASSAM RIFLES pic.twitter.com/ejDUO66REs
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It is the first time in history that the women’s wing of Assam Rifles took part at the Republic Day Parade.
The first batch took its oath with 127 women recruits In 2016. At present, there are 365 women soldiers in Assam Rifles.