Republic Day: Major Khushboo leads all-woman Assam Rifles in parade

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An all-woman contingent of the Assam Rifles in the 70th Republic Day parade created history by walking down Rajpath for the first time.

Major Khushboo Kanwar was the all-woman contingent commander of the Assam Rifles in the Republic Day parade.

Maj Khushboo Kanwar (30) led the contingent of the Assam Rifles which is the oldest paramilitary force in the country.

She is a daughter of a bus conductor and hails from Jaipur, Rajasthan.

She was inducted into Indian Army in 2012 and now serves in Assam Rifles on deputation. Apart from carrying out counter insurgency operations in Assam Rifles she is also a mother.

WATCH | Maj Khushboo leads all-women Assam Rifles Contingent in R-Day parade

Maj Khushboo was brimming with pride as she talked about how leading the contingent was a matter of great honour for her.

“Leading an all-women contingent of the Assam Rifles was a matter of great honour and pride for me. We practiced very hard…I am a daughter of a bus conductor from Rajasthan and if I can accomplish this, then any girl can fulfil her dream,” she told PTI.