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Chhattisgarh: 1st Anti-Naxal Women’s Commando unit

Date: 09 May 2019 Tags: Defence & Security
  • Chhattisgarh State Police has deployed first ever Anti-Naxal women’s commando unit named as ‘DanteshwariLadake’ or ‘Fighters of Goddess Danteshwari’.
  • These women commandos have been inducted in Chhattisgarh’s frontline anti-naxal force called the District Reserve Guard (DRG).
  • They are inducted in the state’s Naxal-hit Dantewada district. The unit comprises of 30 women commandos out of which 10 are surrendered women Naxals and 10 are assistant constables, part of anti-naxal movement SalwaJudum. They are led by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Chhattisgarh.
  • DanteshwariLadake is a specially raised squad and was part of security forces “short action teams” that eliminated three Naxal commanders in past.