Ladakh, Feb 2: Indo Tibetan Border Police Force was raised on 24 Oct,1962. ITBP is currently deployed on border guarding duties from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh covering 3488 km of Indo-China Border.
Currently ITBP is the only force till now which does not have women in class 'A' officer rank like CRPF, BSF, CISF and SSB has.
ITBP has decided that the first deployment of this maiden women squad will be made in the Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir where ITBP troops man posts at a height of over 8,000 feet and more.
Here are some pictures of brave women who will be guarding border with China at high altitude soon.
ITBP has special contingent of 500 'mahila' constables
Indo Tibetan Border Police has decided to deploy women personnel in combat duties at its high-altitude posts along the Indo-China border.
ITBP women will be in full combat role
It is for the first time that ITBP is deploying women personnel in full combat role right at the border.
ITBP women to take charge at border once infra in place for them
ITBP is preparing infrastructure for women at border locations and women will take charge soon at the border.
ITBP will allow women officers in the entry-rank
ITBP will also induct women officers for the first time. The force has already sent a request to induct women officers in the entry-rank of Assistant Commandants (ACs) to the UPSC.