CRPF’s 65-member women bikers contingent will be commanded by Inspector Seema Nag and display its acrobatic skills on 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycles.
A team of CRPF women riders practive before the Republic day parade.
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An all-woman bikers contingent of the CRPF will make its debut and showcase daredevil stunts at the January 26 Republic Day parade at Rajpath, officials said on Monday. The 65-member team will display its acrobatic skills on 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycles towards the end of the over 90-minute-long parade. “It will be the first time that our women bikers are going to be a part of the Republic Day parade. “This squad was raised in 2014 as part of our commitment to involving women in all spheres of duties rendered by us,” CRPF spokesperson Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Moses Dhinakaran told PTI.
The contingent will be commanded by Inspector Seema Nag, who is posted with the Rapid Action Force (RAF). The RAF is the special anti-riots combat unit of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), which is the world’s largest paramilitary force with about 3.25 lakh personnel in its ranks. The members of the squad have been specially chosen by CRPF trainers and are in the age group of 25 to 30. They are drawn from various combat ranks of the force, another official said.