For the first time, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) inducted women officers in combat on August 08, 2021.
Two women, Prakriti and Diksha, joined the ITBP asAssistant Commandants (combatised officers) after completing their training at the academy in Mussoorie.
Additionally, the first-ever ‘History of ITBP’ book was released during the ceremony on August 08, 2021. It is a 680-page book with several facts and unseen photographs about the border-guarding force.
Women in Armed Forces
At Global Level
The United States, Israel, North Korea, France, Germany, Netherlands, Australia and Canada are among the global militaries that employ women in front-line combat positions.
However, Women are still not allowed in combat arms like Infantry and Armored Corps. Despite all these developments, the women in the Indian armed forces that constitute 3% of the Indian army are still not allowed to be a part of the active combat.
The addition of two female officers in the IDBP is a shining symbol of hope for women in police all across the country. We hope this change creates a ripple effect and more women take up positions in the police force in India.