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Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Shaurya Dridhata Karamnishtha


Following the India-China conflict in 1962, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force was established. On October 24, 1962, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was founded. It is deployed from the northwestern end of the Indo-China Border to the Tai-junction of India, China, and Nepal, encompassing hilly terrain. The ITBP currently extends 3,488 kilometers from the Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to the Jaachep La in Arunachal Pradesh. The majority of the force's border checkpoints are located at elevations ranging from 9,000 to 18,800 feet when temperatures can plummet below minus 45 degrees Celsius.


Deployed to protect India's long border with China. Aside from that, the force is involved in a variety of internal security activities including operations against Left Wing Extremism in Chhattisgarh.

The ITBP is a specialized armed police force of the country that trains its soldiers in a variety of sports, including climbing and skiing, in addition to extensive tactical training, resulting in a distinct image of the force.

ITBP also performs relief and rescue activities in the Himalayan region as a "First Responder" to natural disasters. The ITBP is a mountain-training force. Forces are referred to as "Himveer."

The force has a golden history spanning the previous six decades, during which time the force's jawans have made numerous sacrifices in the service of the nation in the performance of diverse duties.

The ITBP is responsible for organizing the annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra as well as assisting with disaster management in the central and western Himalayan regions. As the first response to natural disasters in the Himalayas, ITBP has taken on a new and challenging responsibility in disaster management.

ITBP is at the forefront of the campaign to protect the Himalayan ecosystem and ecology.

ITBP runs a huge number of medical civic action programs in remote border and terrorist-affected areas, providing free and expert medical, health, and hygiene services to civilians in isolated villages.


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