Meet The First Woman to Head a Paramilitary Force: Archana Ramasundram
Senior IPS officer Archana Ramasundram was appointed director general of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), the first woman to head a paramilitary force.
Ramasundram, who is currently the director of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), is the first woman police officer to have been appointed as the chief of a paramilitary force. The SSB is entrusted with guarding the country’s frontiers with Nepal and Bhutan.
There are five paramilitary forces — SSB, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force and Indo Tibetan Border Police — and none has ever had a woman chief.