The women soldiers from the Assam Rifles were seen deployed at motor-vehicle checkpoints to frisk women and children.
An official said that they will also be helping out in house searches during cordon and search operations.
The women soldiers check the rising drug trafficking. They are now inspiring local girls to dream bigger and aim higher in life.
“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.” said a woman official.
She further added, “We do all the duties that male soldiers do. We guard the gate, we man the bunkers, we go into cordon and search operations. There is no fear. This is part of our duty.”
Another lady officer said that many girls aspire to be riflewomen like them. She added that it is not necessary to become a soldier. Dhangar then said, “Let them follow their dreams, let them aim higher than the highest they thought they could go.” Dhanger is a native of Maharashtra. She is more into tough soldiering.
Women soldiers were seen frisking at different locations in Ganderbal.