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The first women police battalion from Nagaland is providing security at venues of the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2010.


New Delhi, Oct.8 : The first women police battalion from Nagaland is providing security at venues of the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2010.

Around 600 women personnel are patrolling the streets and ensuring maximum security for the mega-sporting event.

They are a part of the Indian reserve battalions, formed exclusively for Games duty and will be based in Delhi till October 15.

The battalion has also been a*signed major market areas, metro stations, railway stations and venues hosting the various events.

They underwent a nine months of training to prepare for the mega event. The girls are well equipped to handle variety of weapons like .303 rifles, 7.62 self-loading rifles (SLRs), AK-47s, 9-mm pistols, light machine guns (LMGs), carbines and Insaas rifles.

"They are happy performing their duties here, and we are happy as this is the first exposure. We have come here to be a part of security in such a big event. So far, our girls are doing fine, logistically they are going strong, and I believe, they will go on strong till the event is over, said Meren Tamir, Commanding Officer, All Women's Battalion of the Nagaland Police.

The contingent is in the age group of 18 to 25 years.

"We are proud of ourselves because this is the first time that a women's battalion from Nagaland is performing duty here. And, for the girls also, this is the first time, there first duty. So, they are also doing well and it is a huge opportunity for all of us," said Temjensenla Jamir, Deputy Commanding Officer, All Women's Battalion of Nagaland Police.

Residents said they feel more secure with the presence of these young policewomen.

"Our children, young girls from school and colleges, they also feel quite safe with all these arrangements. And, we really feel proud to see these young people deployed for our safety," said Pradeep Dutta, a Delhi resident.

Over 100,000 security personnel have being deployed to thwart any threat to the sporting extravaganza.

It includes about 175 paramilitary companies (about 18,000 personnel) including 3,000 commandos, 100 anti-sabotage teams, 200 specially trained dogs and 15 bomb disposal squads.

ANI

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