A team of all-women soldiers completed a four-day patrol along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh, an official statement said, reports The New Indian Express.
The team, comprising 18 women soldiers, was led by a woman officer of the Indian Army and had members of Army, Assam Rifles and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). The team commenced the patrol form Kibuthu, Anjaw district in Arunachal Pradesh on 10 August.
"The team etched a name for itself in the annals of history by becoming the maiden all-women team to accomplish adventure cum operational patrolling in the Himalayas," the statement said.
The statement added that the women in uniform also exhibited the tremendous potential of ‘Nari Shakti’.
"Four days of patrolling through difficult terrain that crisscrossed mountains, streams and dense forests tested grit, determination and navigational skills of the patrol members, to truly epitomise women empowerment on the 73rd year of our nation's Independence," the statement said.
The patrolling team was lauded by Lauded by Lieutenant General M M Naravane, GOC-in-C, Eastern Command for both professionalism and determination of the women participants.