Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for the first time inducted 34 women commandos in its elite Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) unit. It was raised in 2009 & is mainly deployed in states affected by left-wing extremism, reported Hindustan Times. These 34 women personnel were inducted in the elite CoBRA wing during the 35th Raising Day of the force’s 88th Mahila Battalion, the first all-women battalion in the world, CRPF said in a release.
They will undergo a strenuous CoBRA pre-induction training for three months, the force said. The women personnel will be posted in areas hit by left-wing extremism after they complete their training. Seven personnel of the 88 Mahila battalion have made sacrifices while performing their duties & are recipients of several gallantry medals including Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime gallantry award. Currently, there are around 12,000 personnel in CoBRA, the unit which was raised for guerrilla warfare.