NEW DELHI: Now woman soldiers too will assist the troops in maintaining peace in the kashmir Valley.
Army men in Kashmir will now got crucial support conducting security-related operations with woman soldiers from the Assam Rifles.
As per the officials, the Rifle Women from Assam have been deployed in certain areas of Kashmir where they help the male soldiers in frisking women and children at motor-vehicle checkpoints where they help in the house to house searches during a cordon and search operations too.
As per reports, hailing from Vardhman District of West Bengal, Riflewoman Rekha Kumari, has served in Manipur and Nagaland before arriving in the valley a month ago.
She said while being part of the search operations, the riflewomen present the soft side of the armed personnel to the local populace. And further added, " We are women and have to deal with womenfolk. So we start from that common ground. We have to be humane so that the local women repose their trust in us…We are here to serve them".
These women soldiers will also help in house to house searches during cordon and search operations. But more than their primary role, these riflewomen are happy shattering the myths around Kashmir and inspiring local girls to dream bigger and aim higher in life.
It is to be mentioned here that the Assam Rifles women were initially deployed in Kupwara district to check the rising drug trafficking.
The army men were finding it difficult to frisk the women suspects moving close to areas along the Line of control. The induction of riflewomen has helped the security forces to check the smuggling of drugs from across the LoC.