Indian Reserve Battalion

  • 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