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Meet GR Radhika: The First Indian Woman Cop to Summit Mount Elbrus!

Setting the record for being the first Indian woman in uniform to do so, Chittoor district Additional Superintendent of Police G.R. Radhika has made the country proud by scaling Mount Elbrus on September 8.

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At 18,550 ft., Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in all of Europe and Russia and one of the major mountains in the world.

One of the most widely scaled summits in the world, many Indians have achieved the feat in the last few years—including a nine-year-old!

Though, it isn’t every day that one hears of an Indian woman police officer scaling the mountain, is it?

GR Radhika unfurling the tricolour at the Mount Elbrus. Source: Facebook.

Setting the record for being the first Indian woman in uniform to do so, Chittoor district Additional Superintendent of Police G.R. Radhika has made the country proud by scaling Mount Elbrus on September 8.

According to The Hindu, Radhika chose to go all adventurous and trudged through the extremely dangerous northern fringes, instead of the southern route that most take to reach the mountain.

But this isn’t the first time that the super cop has climbed a mountain.

In fact, she has been on a summiting spree since 2013 and has scaled Mount Everest in Asia, Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount Kosciuszko in Australia along with Mounts Golep Kangri, Menthosa and Kun in India.

Radhika also set the record of being the first Indian woman police officer to scale Mount Everest when she hit the top of the world in May 2016. According to some senior officers in the department, the remaining peaks of the Seven Summits are in the pipeline for the adventurous cop.


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Clearing the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) in 2001, Radhika had joined the services as a lecturer and later was selected as Deputy Superintendent of Police in 2007.

She also has the credit of serving as an Assault commander in Greyhounds, the elite anti-Naxal force.

“The district police would be organising a grand welcome for Radhika on her return to India. She has made India and A.P. police very proud,” Chittoor SP S.V. Rajasekhar Babu told The Hindu.

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Written by Lekshmi Priya S

Shuttling between existentialist views and Grey's Anatomy, Lekshmi has an insanely disturbing habit of binge reading. An ardent lover of animals and plants, she also specializes in cracking terribly sad jokes.