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1ST WOMAN COMMANDING OFFICER IN BRO

1ST WOMAN COMMANDING OFFICER IN BRO

Context

Vaishali S Hiwase became the first woman officer to be appointed as commanding  officer in the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).

Details

  • She will be responsible for providing connectivity through an Indo-China border road.
  • She is from Wardha, Maharashtra.
  • She has completed a successful demanding tenure in Kargil.

About Border Roads Organisation (BRO)

  • It develops and maintains road networks in India's border areas and friendly neighboring countries.
  • Formation : 7 May 1960.
  • Aim : To secure India's borders and develop infrastructure in remote areas of the north and north-east states of the country.
  • Working : under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence.
  • Projects Executed : Atal Tunnel, Nechiphu Tunnel and Barsi Bridge (longest bridge on Manali–Leh highway).

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