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ITBP gets first female combat officer

March 08, 2018


In the first of its kind, the paramilitary force “Indo-Tibetian Border Police” (ITB) has commissioned its first combat female officer. Prakriti who is just 25 years old, became the first Indian woman to be commissioned as an officer in a combat role.

“I always had a desire to don the uniform and serve the country. My father, who is in the Indian Air Force, has always been an inspiration for me. I opted for the ITBP as my first choice,” Prakriti said.

“I read a news piece in March 2016 that the government had for the first time allowed women to serve as combat officers in the ITBP and then decided that I will opt for this force once I get selected,” she added.

Prakriti hails from a small town of Bihar of Samastipur district. She has set the benchmark for the paramilitary forces.