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High kicks and high hats as India's new security recruits graduate

Farooq Khan / EPA

New recruits of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, Dec. 7.

Farooq Khan / EPA

New recruits of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) parade in Humhama, Dec. 7.

Farooq Khan / EPA

New recruits of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, Dec.7.

Farooq Khan / EPA

New recruits of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) parade in Humhama, Dec.7.

A total of 365 recruits were formally inducted into the Indian Border Security Force (BSF), an Indian paramilitary force, after completing 38 weeks of rigorous training in physical fitness, weapons handling, commando operations and counter insurgency, a BSF spokesman said.  The new recruits will join other Indian soldiers fighting Islamic guerrillas in Kashmir in an effort to end an insurgency that began in 1989.