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Women Officers in Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force:

ITBP has commissioned its first two women officers (Prakriti and Deeksha) in combat recently.

  • The ITBP started recruiting women combat officers in its cadre from 2016 through an all-India examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
  • Before this, it had combat women only in the constabulary ranks.
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) is a Central Armed Police Force functioning under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
  • It is India’s primary border patrol organization for its border with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.
    Constituting instrument: Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force Act, 1992.