Aparna Kumar becomes first IPS women officer to reach South Pole

Aparna Kumar has become the first woman IPS DIG and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officer to successfully complete the South Pole expedition.
The ITBP is a Central Armed Police Force which is primarily deployed to secure the Himalayan borders of the nation since its Inception in 1962.


Kumar has successfully reached the South Pole on 13 January after covering 111 kilometres of walking on the snow and unfurled the National and ITBP flags. She also carried equipment weighing 35 Kilograms along with her.


She reached the South Pole on 13 Jan. She is a 2002 batch UP Cadre IPS officer, who has been posted at Northern Frontier Headquarters of ITBP in Dehradun.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath also conveyed their appreciations to the officer.


She has been posted at Northern Frontier Headquarters of ITBP in Dehradun. Kumar is a 2002 batch UP Cadre IPS officer and has been credited with 211 successful mountaineering expeditions across the globe.

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