ITBP Celebrates 55ThRaising Day

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Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) celebrated its 55th raising day on 24th October. It was on this day of 1962 the force was raised. ITBP is arranged along the border from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh covering 3488 kilometers of India-China Border.

The force accomplishes the formidable task of manning Border outposts on heights ranging from 9000 feet to 18700 feet in the Western, Middle and Eastern area of the India-China Border.

Indo Tibetan Border Police

About Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

  • ITBP was established under the CRPF Act in the wake of India- China War of 1962.
  • It is one of the 8 statutory Central Armed Police Forces of India.
  • In 1996, Parliament passed the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force Act, 1992 to provide full autonomy to ITBP.
  • It operates under the aegis of Union Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Presently, ITBP has strong force to secure the 3,488 km border with China along Tibet Autonomous Region.
  • ITBP is also involve in a variety of internal security tasks including:
    • Civil Medical Camp
    • Disaster management
    • Nuclear, biological and chemical disasters
    • UN peacekeeping missions around the world

Role of ITBP Force

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Table with Details on ITBP

Table Contains Shows Details on ITBP
Formed24th October, 1962
LegalNon-Government: Central Armed
PersonalityPolice Forces
Government BodyMinistry of Home Affairs (India)
Employees89,430 Active Personnel
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
Parent AgencyCentral Armed Police Forced
Boats30
Planes2 Helicopters

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