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Post at: Sep 06 2021

Women officers in ITBP for the First Time


  • 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.

Way forward

  • 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.

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