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Pakistan, India to deploy women soldiers at Wagah border

June 26, 2012

The Attari-Wagah border – Photo Courtesy Sana Kazmi
The Attari-Wagah border – Photo courtesy Sana Kazmi

AMRITSAR: Women soldiers of Pakistan and India will soon perform the ceremonial beating retreat held every evening at the Attari-Wagah border of the two countries.

According to a report in the Times of India, border security forces of the Pakistan and India - Pakistan Rangers and India's Border Security Force (BSF) - agreed to have women platoon commanders for the daily flag-lowering ceremony held simultaneously by the two forces at the Attari-Wagah border.

Though both sides have decide to have female platoon commanders, they are likely to begin conducting the parade after they develop perfect coordination.

Three years ago, for the first time, India’s BSF posted women at the India-Pakistan border. The women personnel of the BSF guard the force's border outposts and are also posted along the barbed wire fencing at the international border.