Bengali Hunt Desk: At the Line of Control (LOC), this time the security is being handled by the female soldiers of Assam Rifles. Following a recent decision, the task of searching for narcotics, counterfeit notes and tools at an altitude of 10,000 feet has been placed on the shoulders of these female soldiers. This area of the Line of Control is next to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Terrorists try to infiltrate India through this area as well as smuggle drugs and weapons.
There are about 40 villages in India in the Tandhar and Tithbal areas along the Line of Control. Infiltrators carry out smuggling through these villages along the Line of Control. With the infiltration of terrorists, Pakistan has been sending narcotics, counterfeit notes and weapons through these villages.
Vehicles coming to all these villages pass Sadhana and move to other parts of Kashmir. The task of searching these vehicles rests on the shoulders of the army. The presence of women in the vehicles of the citizens has often hampered the search.
This is the first time that the army has used the Omek platoon of Assam Rifles for this purpose. The 9th Rifles Women Army of this platoon will search all the vehicles leaving from there under the leadership of a female captain and the women will be kept under the most scrutiny. The weather in the area has changed abruptly, with gusts of rain and snow causing problems. However, the women soldiers of Assam Rifles do not have to face much of a problem to work in this area as they are deployed in remote areas.