New Delhi: A newly-raised all-woman bikers contingent of the Border Security Force (BSF) will make its debut on Rajpath on January 26. The 27-member BSF women ‘daredevils’ are expected to draw cheers as they showcase their stunts and acrobatics on their 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycles.
In 2015, women contingents of the Army, Navy and Air Force had made debut in this national parade. The all-women ‘daredevil’ bikers squad was raised by the country’s largest border guarding force last year, on the lines of their much-acclaimed male counterparts.
As per the tradition of the Republic Day parade, the BSF and the Army’s bike-borne ‘daredevils’, alternatively every year, end the parade riding their roaring bikes.
“This time it was the BSF’s turn and they have sent in their women contingent. It will be the first time that women bikers will be part of the Republic Day parade,” a senior official said.
The members of this special women bikers squad have been specially chosen by BSF trainers and are aged between 25-30 years. They are drawn from various combat ranks of the force, the official said.