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Aparna Kumar Becomes The First Women IPS (DIG) To Reach The South Pole

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| January 20 , 2019 , 13:32 IST

Lucknow IPS officer Aparna Kumar became the first woman to reach the South Pole. She reached the South Pole with a tremendous journey of 111 miles on ice with about thirty-five kilograms of weight.

Posted on the post of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in the border premises of India Tibet Border Police Force (ITBP), Aparna has already scaled the top six mountain peaks of the six continents of the globe.  

Kumar reached the South Pole on January 13 where she unfurled the National and ITBP flags and was given a warm welcome with welcome tunes by the ITBP women band and a bouquet on her arrival at the IGI airport on Saturday.

Her achievement was hailed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath.

Kumar is a 2002 batch UP Cadre IPS officer, who has been posted at the Northern Frontier Headquarters of ITBP in Dehradun.

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The ITBP has been credited with 211 successful mountaineering expeditions across the globe, making a record.

The ITBP is a Central Armed Police Force which is primarily deployed to secure the icy Himalayan borders of the nation since its Inception in 1962.