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- The Indian Reserve Battalion is an elite unit trained to deal with a specific situation
- It is a type of Armed Police Force that has been sanctioned to States and Union Territories
- The Home Ministry has planned to raise an all-woman India Reserve Battalion (IRB) in Jammu and Kashmir.
- The decision has been taken in the wake of girl students throwing stones at security forces in Srinagar a few days ago
- India Reserve Battalion (IRB) is raised to provide employment opportunities to the local youths with 60% of vacancies reserved for candidates from the border districts.
- Though IRB personnel are usually deployed in their respective states, they can also be deployed elsewhere if necessary