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BSF's 6-day shooting competition starts in Indore from Wed

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

The Border Security Force's (BSF) Inter-Frontier Platoon Weapons Shooting Competition will begin in in from Wednesday, a highlight being the first-time participation of a women's team of the border-guarding force.

The six-day event is being organised at the BSF's Central School of Weapons and Tactics (CSWT) based here, said a

He informed the weapons that would be fired during the competition are the same ones the uses in combating terrorists along the country's border.

"will inaugurate this annual competition. A total of 686 shooters, including 100 women, posted at 11 frontiers of the country will take part in the event," CSWT (IG) V K told reporters Tuesday.

"For the first time, a women's team is taking part in the competition," said.

The competition will be conducted in 11 sections by using Insas rifles, mortars, light machine guns (LMG) and snipers which the BSF deploys in real-time anti-terror operations, he said.

The competition aims to improve the marksmanship skills of the BSF personnel, said.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 17:00 IST