Para-military women to counter anti-India propaganda

New Delhi, January 31: The government has decided to deploy newly inducted para-military women personnel along the international borders, including with Pakistan and China, to give an impetus to civic action programmes and counter anti-India propaganda.

Plans are ready to get these young women to talk to the local population and inspire them to participate in government schemes and contribute to civic works in their respective areas.

“These women recruits of BSF, ITBP and SSB have largely come from areas which are either naxal or insurgency hit.

Despite problems, they chose to work in armed forces and have made excellent careers. The government aims to communicate their success stories to the youth and others in these border areas,” a senior para-military officer said. Apart from the Pakistan and China borders, the women personnel will be posted along the Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan borders.