IPS Officer Charu Sinha, has become the first women commander to head the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) formation in the Kashmir Valley, one of the terrorist-hit areas. This is not the first time she has been assigned a tough task. Earlier also, she had worked as IG, the Bihar sector in CRPF and has dealt with Naxals. She had also worked in Kosovo on a UN Peace Keeping Mission. She is said to be a ‘no-nonsense’ police officer. Right from her early childhood she wanted to do something for the country and hence joined the forces. Carving her niche in a male-dominated field was not an easy task for Sinha, who says “When I joined the forces, it was difficult in the male-dominated field. Media always wanted to know where I go, whom I meet etc. It was as if I did not have a personal life. But things gradually changed”.

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