Sonam Yudron - the first woman DIG in SSB from Arunachal Pradesh

Sonam Yudron from Dirang in West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh becomes the first woman from North East India to be appointed as the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), a central para-military force.

Elevated to DIG position in February, 2017, Yudron is the second woman in India to have risen to that rank in the SSB.

Yudron had joined the SSB as a Circle Organiser in 1984 after having topped the competitive recruitment examination, become an Area Organiser in 1991 and has now been promoted as DIG in the central force that is deployed along the international boundaries with Bhutan and Nepal.

Sonam Yudron did her early schooling in Dirang, about 350 km from Itanagar. She had worked as a junior teacher under the state government after having obtained an MA degree from Punjab University.

Photo: Sonam Yudron with Pema Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (courtesy: TIE)