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.