60th RAISING DAY OF INDO-TIBETAN BORDER POLICE
INDO TIBETAN BORDER POLICE celebrated it’s 60th Raising Day on 24th of October,2021. On this occasion ITBP Raising Day Parade was held and the Minister of State (home), Nityanand Rai. He payed homage to the martyrs of the force.
The function was organised at greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. At the function Nityanand Rai stated that there is no other force to show case the courage and devotion as ITBP. The jawans of ITBP serve the nation, beside the fact that they are posted in the harsh conditions in the Himalayas.
“The country is proud of the valour of ITBP “quoted the Minister of State-Nityanand Rai.
I shall give information regarding the INDO-TIBETAN BORDER POLICE (ITBP) as well. ITBP is India’s Primary Border Patrol Organization, it’s border with Tibet autonomous region. It is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of India.
The ITBP was raised on the 24th day of October, in the year 1962, under the CRPF act, in the wake of Sino-Indian war of 1962. After the raising of the ITBP, it was headed by the Inspector Generals of Police (IGs) for the first two decades until 1983.
The Inspector Generals of Police (IGs) were all from the Indian Police Service. In the year 1983, the Congress Government led by Indira Gandhi, had upgraded the ITBP head from Inspector Generals of Police (IGs) to Director General of Police (DGs).
ITBP is a multi-dimensional force which primarily has 5 functions:
- Vigil on the northern borders, detection and prevention of border violations, and promotion of the sense of security among the local populace.
- Check illegal immigration and trans-border smuggling.
- Provide security to sensitive installations and threatened VIPs
- Restore and preserve order in any area in the event of a disturbance.
- To maintain peace.
At present, battalions of ITBP are deployed on border guard duties from Karakoram-pass in Ladakh to Diphu La in Andhra Pradesh, covering an area of 3,488 km of the Indo-China border.