Assam Rifles All-Women Marching Contingent created history


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,”

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.

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