Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

 

  • The ITBP is one of five Central Armed Police Forces of India.
  • It was raised on 24 October 1962, under CRPF Act, in wake of 1962 Sino-Indian War.
  • It was provided full autonomy after Parliament enacted the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force Act, 1992.
  • It works under command of Union Home Ministry.
  • Its motto is Shaurya – Dridhata – Karm Nishtha (English: Valour – Steadfastness and Commitment).
  • At present, ITBP is strong Central Armed Police Force of 90000 personnel.
  • It primarily guards the 3,488 km long Indo-China border along Tibet Autonomous Region from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • ITBP force is also engaged in a variety of internal security tasks including disaster management, civil Medical Camp, nuclear, biological and chemical disasters and UN peacekeeping missions around the world.