Gallery: Indian women get firearms training

Published: June 19, 2014


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An Indian participant loads a .22 bore rifle with ammunition during a five-day firearms training programme for women aged 15 and above at the Ahmedabad City Police firing range in Ahmedabad on June 17, 2014. The firearms training programme, organised by the Suraksha Setu initiative, a joint Gujarat state government, police, and rifle training club programme, aims to empower women aged 15 and above with self defence skills. Some 20,500 women across the state are expected to receive instruction in the initiative. SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images

VANCOUVER DESI

In a bid to empower young girls and women with self defence skills, a five-day firearms training was organized by the Suraksha Setu initiative at the Ahmedabad City Police firing range in Gujarat.

The initiative is a joint venture between the government of Gujarat, police, and rifle training club program.

About 20,500 women are expected to undergo training as part of this initiative.

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