State to have separate women and men IR Battalions

Dhumal with Shiv Raj Patil

Shimla: Recently, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal revealed the sanctioning of new India Reserve Battalion (IRB) for Himachal Pradesh by Centre and today is announcement saying that Union Home Ministry has agreed, to sanction two new India Reserve Battalions (IRB) for the State and also double the budget under border Area Development Plan for next financial year.

He said this after his meeting with the Union Home Minister Shiv Raj Patil in New Delhi. He added that one battalion of exclusive men and second battalion will comprise exclusive women force only, which is to happen for the first time in the state to have one such exclusive women IRB battalion.

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