Indo-Tibetan Border Police

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Recently, the 59th Raising Day of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was celebrated in a function in Greater Noida.

 

About ITBP 

  • Raised on 24th October, 1962 during India-China War, the ITBP primarily guards the nation’s 3,488 kilometre long borders in the Himalayas at the border outposts located at altitudes ranging from 3,000 to 18,800 feet.
  • Apart from guarding the border; the Force is also deployed for Anti Naxal operations and other internal security duties.
  • ITBP is deployed on border guarding duties from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh covering 3488 km of Sino-India Border.
  • ITBP is a specialised mountain force and most of the officers and men are professionally trained mountaineers and skiers.
  • Being the first responder for natural disasters, ITBP has been carrying out numerous rescue and relief operations across the country.
  • Headquarters of ITBP is located at New Delhi.
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