Nitu Bhattacharya is one of the first women officers to join the armed forces. An officer of the 1991 batch of the CRPF, she received the Police Medal for Meritorious Service, Antrik Suraksha Padak and Kathin Seva Padak. Her anthology of poems, Resurrection: A Woman Reborn (2016), has been translated into Chinese and was displayed at the Beijing International Book Fair 2016 and 2017. Her book of Hindi poetry, Mera Apna Kshitij, was released recently at the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. Her other books, Half Life (2017) and Portraits of Strength and My Life My Horizon, explore themes of women empowerment and women’s lives in conflict areas.