CRPF Current Affairs - 2020

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Anniversary of Pulwama Attack: Memorial inaugurated

On February 14, 2020, a memorial was inaugurated at the Lethpora camp for the 40 CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) personnel who were killed in Pulwama Attack.

Highlights

The memorial consisted of names of jawans who lost their lives in the attack. It also held the motto of CRPF, which is “Seva and Nishta” which means Service and Loyalty.

The Attack

In 2019, February 14, the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Adeel ahmed Dar drove a car carrying explosives to a convoy of security forces. This killed 40 personnel.

Counter Measures

Upon the incident, the Home Ministry now allows CRPF to carry their troops by air. Also, the Jammu and Kashmir Government had imposed a ban on private vehicles to facilitate movement of troops. This means during their transit; no other private vehicles will be allowed on road. This order was to be rescinded after return of normalcy.

Following the Pulwama attack, Indian Air Force conducted surgical strikes in Balakot on February 26, 2019.

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Women Power at Republic Day parade: Tania Shergil and CRPF bikers

The Republic Day parade held at Rajpath every year is one of the largest parades of the world. The parade marches from Rashtrapati Bhawan along Rajpath until India Gate. This year the parade has certain events to express the woman power in the defence sector.

Women Power

Tania Shergil

In 2020 republic day parade, Tania Shergil becomes the first woman officer to lead all-men contingent. The Contingent was commissioned in March 2017 from Officer Training Academy, Chennai.

First Women CRPF Bikers

All women biker contingent of the Central Reserve Police Force will make their debut showcasing daredevil stunts at the Republic Day parade. The team consists of 65 women CRPF personnel and will display their acrobatic skills on Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycles.

The Contingent is to be commanded by inspector of Rapid Action Force. Rapid Action Force is an anti-riot combat unit of Central Reserve Police Force. CRPF is the world’s largest paramilitary forces with more than 3.25 lakh personnel.

Other firsts of woman power

The CRPF raised the first all women battalion in Asia region in 1986. In 2018, the an all women bikers team of the Border Security Force made a similar debut. In 2015, an all women marching contingents of navy, army and air force debuted the national parade.

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