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In paki kutto ko chun chun ke marna basanti
The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Punjab
BSF women constables awarded for valour
Tribune News Service
Gurdaspur, April 30
Aarti and Reena , BSF constables, have become the talk of the town. They displayed unusual valour in gunning down two Pakistani intruders, one of them 50 metres from the border fencing in the Dera Baba Nanak Sector, last evening.
A Pakistani cell phone and a SIM card were recovered from the encounter site.
Almost 24 hours after the incident, BSF officials here are cock-a-hoop over the feat of their women colleagues. The DIG, PS Bains, who was quick to reach the encounter site and hand over cash awards to the women constables yesterday, has written to the Director-General, BSF, New Delhi, urging him to felicitate the brave duo.
A senior BSF officer, pleading anonymity, said considering that it was the first incident of its kind, a gallantry award may be conferred upon the women constables by the President.
An elated Bains said: â€œThese women showed exemplary courage. I salute my brave daughters as they did not panic at the sight of the intruders. On the contrary, they displayed nerves of steel. Aarti and Reena displayed both wisdom and strength.
â€œI am sure their feat will motivate other women working with the BSF at difficult terrains where no quarters are given and
none asked for.â€ Talking of one of the intruders, Aarti said he was well-built. â€œWe asked him to surrender but he charged at us. We pumped four bullets into his body,â€ she recalled. Aarti hails from Tanda in Hoshiarpur district while Reena is a native of Baghapurana in Moga district. Both joined the BSF in 2008 and after 36 months of rigorous training, which included both tactical and weapon training, they were inducted into the 74th Battalion and given charge of the difficult border outpost in the Dera Baba Nanak Sector.
Its fine as long as she was wearing a Hijab while making the shot.
He came for two, now he'll get seventy-two!
great jod girls
Congrats to the two pilots. All the best
BANGALORE: Another male bastion, this time in the air, has gone to women. For the first time ever, the Indian Air Force is preparing two of its women pilots for combat roles.
Flight Lieutenants Alka Shukla and M P Shumathi were trained at the Yelahanka station in flying twin-engine Mi-8, a utility and medium-size assault helicopter. Both pilots are at their operational units where they will continue with their armament and special heli-operations training.
Women pilots were only asked to operate single-engine helicopters such as Cheetah and Chethak, used only on non-combat missions. For Alka, this opportunity came her way after she spent over three years in a Chetak helicopter unit in West Bengal, performing casualty evacuation operations in Sikkim and Bhutan. "When I was at Bagdogra station, my senior told me that I have to go to Bangalore. Initially, it didn't click. By the time I realized the magnitude of the offer, I had all my colleagues congratulating me," she said.
Alka is thrilled by the new combat manoeuvres that she is flying. "I'm being trained in hovering above to enable troops slither down the ropes. This manoeuvre was similar to the ones carried out during the 26/11 strikes in Mumbai," she said. "The two women officers had the same curriculum and training as their male counterparts and they performed very well," said Wing Commander N D Mahajan, chief flying instructor of the unit.
They will be trained in bombing, rocket attack, combat search and rescue, and special heli-borne operations. Deepak Kumar Vats, commanding officer of Alka's 112 helicopter unit, said his unit has twin roles: training pilots who are switching over from single-engine helicopters to twin-engine ones, and an operational role. "As of now, our operations have more to do with civilian aid such as flood-relief operations. But in case of a contingency, our units could be moved to the northwest where Alka may be part of the operations," he said.
In a first, IAF puts women pilots in attack mode - The Times of India on Mobile
Mamta will say that they will get raped
AP sources: Panetta opens combat roles to women - Yahoo! News
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.
The groundbreaking move recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff overturns a 1994 rule prohibiting women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units. Panetta's decision gives the military services until January 2016 to seek special exceptions if they believe any positions must remain closed to women.
A senior military official says the services will develop plans for allowing women to seek the combat positions. Some jobs may open as soon as this year. Assessments for others, such as special operations forces, including Navy SEALS and the Army's Delta Force, may take longer.
The official said the military chiefs must report back to Panetta with their initial implementation plans by May 15. The announcement on Panetta's decision is not expected until Thursday, so the official spoke on condition of anonymity.
Panetta's move expands the Pentagon's action nearly a year ago to open about 14,500 combat positions to women, nearly all of them in the Army. This decision could open more than 230,000 jobs, many in Army and Marine infantry units, to women.
In recent years the necessities of war propelled women into jobs as medics, military police and intelligence officers that were sometimes attached â€” but not formally assigned â€” to units on the front lines.
Women comprise 14 percent of the 1.4 million active military personnel.
Reminds me of G.I. Jane
Where is the front line in wars today?
I allways think of the movie startship trooper, one of favorite books when I was a kid. Robert Anson Heinlein
Wow, a nation which throws its women into combat to protect its men. America, you truly are something.
Since India is considered the 4th worse county in the world for woman and the USA is considered one of the best I wouldnot worry about it. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/15/worst-place-women-afghanistan-india
No, American women are going to war with their men to protect their family, children... :thumb:
I would put american women soldiers up against any soldiers in the world
Even against them?
Okay, I'm trolling now. Please don't respond to this post.
sniper ladies can take care of them.
war is not same as it used to be.
And KSA is a better place than India, where women actually don't have any rights legally? hmmm.. interesting.
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