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RAISING DAY OF THE INDO-TIBETAN BORDER POLICE (ITBP)

RAISING DAY OF THE INDO-TIBETAN BORDER POLICE (ITBP)

Context

59th Raising Day of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was organized.

Details about  Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)   

  • It was brought under the CRPF Act in 1962, but later in 1992, the parliament of India enacted a separate Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) Act and provided a proper framework for it.
  • This force is a border-guarding force that guards the Himalayan borders of India from the Ladakh region to Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The force guards in the Himalayan region are exposed to the very cold climate and often face avalanches, landslides and blizzards.
  • So the personnel in the force are trained mountaineers and skiers. They are the first force to respond in case of disasters in high altitude regions.
  • They are affectionately called by the people as the HIMVEERS. Apart from this they also perform peace-keeping missions and prevent trans-border crimes and illegal migrations.
  • They also provide security to people who come for pilgrimage to temples. They are a multi-dimensional force.

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