According to the official sources, CRPF has moved an official proposal to the Union Home Ministry in this regard and if all goes well, Sindhu will be honoured and decorated with rank badges and camouflage combat fatigues of the CRPF at a ceremonial event.

It is unstated that Sindhu has been informed and her consent has been taken by the CRPF.

The CRPF has three battalions staffed entirely by women. The first battalion, No 88 was raised in 1986 with its headquarters at New Delhi. The second battalion 135 came into existence in 1996 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The third battalion, Number 213 is located at Ajmer, Rajasthan.

The rank of Commandant is equivalent to the rank of SSP in police forces.

World No.10 Sindhu, who was conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the country's highest sporting honour, defeated higher-ranked opponents in each round of Rio Olympics to set up the summit clash with World No.1 Carolina Marin of Spain.

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