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The Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) is an Indian paramilitary force, deployed on border guarding duties from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh covering 3488 km of Indo-China Border. One of the Central Armed Police Forces, Indo Tibetan Border Police Force was established in October 24, 1962. It is a specialized mountain force and most of the officers and men are professionally trained mountaineers and skiers. ITBPF is the only police force in the country, which possesses expertise in policing the most formidable mountains of the Himalayas.
ITBPF is a multi-dimensional force. Besides guarding the border, ITBPF is heavily engaged in fighting terrorism in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, where it has displayed exemplary nerve and gallantry. They also provide security cover to installations and to VIPs in Delhi. The major functions and tasks of Indo Tibetan Border Police Force are :
ITBPF personnel are affectionately called as 'Himveers'. The motto of the ITBPF is "Shaurya - Dridata - Karm Nishtha" (i.e Valour - Determination - Devotion to Duty). The ITBPF motto has always inspired its men in accepting challenges to bring glory to the nation and honour to the force. ITBP conducts long range and short range patrols to keep an effective vigil on inaccessible and unmanned areas on the border. To maintain optimum operational efficiency of troops, periodical tactical exercises are conducted independently as well as jointly with Army.
Indo-Tibetan Border Police is a force synonym to adventure. Serving in such a force is dare-devilish as well as challenging. Some of the attractive features of the force are - skiing, mountaineering , trekking, river rafting and the thrill of proximity to the mountains. The lure of the snow, mountains and adventure provide ample opportunities to the young at heart to perform daring feats, serving the country along with an excellent career, pay and service perks. Indo-Tibetan Border Police inducts first batch of women constables during the year 2010.
ITBPF Rank Structure
Addl. Director General
Deputy Inspector General
Asstt Sub Inspector
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