Indian policewomen throw their berets in the air as they celebrate after a passing out parade of female constables at a police training ground on the outskirts of Agartala on March 2, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ARINDAM DEY
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Male bastion falls with India's first female SWAT teamAfter more than a year of being put through their paces – learning to scale buildings, defuse bombs and rescue hostages – India's first all-female commando team started work Friday, breaking a traditionally male bastion.The 36 women underwent more than 15 months of rigorous training in weapons handling, counterterrorism and Krav Maga – the military self-defense technique pioneered by Israel's security forces – to enter the Special Weapons And Tactics team.They will work alongside about five all-male commando teams in the Indian capital, said Pramod Kushwaha, a senior Delhi police official.
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