Vaishali S Hiwase became the first woman officer to be appointed as commanding officer in the Border Roads Organisation. In BRO she will be responsible for providing connectivity through an Indo-China border road. Vaishali is from Wardha, Maharashtra, and has completed a successful demanding tenure in Kargil.

In a first, the BRO has appointed a woman officer to command a Road Construction Company (RCC) tasked to provide connectivity in a high-altitude area along the India-China border.

Vaishali Hiwase becomes 1st woman to be appointed commanding officer in BRO Vaishali Hiwase becomes 1st woman to be appointed commanding officer in BRO