These women soldiers their year-long training along with 112 male soldiers. They were inducted in the presence of Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju.
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The women will be attached to various units of the 181-year-old paramilitary force.
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Stating that North East is a “strategic” area and its security is of paramount importance, he said the Assam Rifles are playing a “stellar” role in this regard, Rijiju said.
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He said the move is certainly a noble endeavour by the Assam Rifles towards women’s empowerment.