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Royal Bhutan Army’s first batch of women recruits ready to be engaged in combat roles

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Guwahati: The first batch of women recruits of the Royal Bhutan Army gets ready to be engaged in combat roles after completion of their year-long training.

A total of 150 women recruits of the Royal Bhutan Army have completed their year-long training at the Military Training Centre (MTC) in Tencholing.

A total of 301 recruits including 151 men and 150 women have completed their training at the MTC.

The Royal Bhutan Army earlier hired women officers but those officers were engaged only in medical and other fields.

A milestone in the military history of Bhutan, with the first cohort of women recruits being trained in the Royal Bhutan Army.

They will soon be posted in various wings of the Royal Bhutan Army across the country.

Sharing this information, Tenzing Lamsang, the editor of ‘The Bhutanese’ newspaper and the president of Media Association of Bhutan, tweeted: “The RBA did hire women officers before but mostly in medical and other fields. The new cohort will also take on combat roles.”

 

Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck graced the attestation parade of the 77th group of recruits to the Royal Bhutan Army at MTC in Tencholing, Wangduephodrang on Friday.

The event marked a milestone in the military history of Bhutan, with the first batch of women recruits being trained in the Royal Bhutan Army.

The event was also attended by Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering and the chief operations officer of the Royal Bhutan Army.

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