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Deepam Seth, IG NW Frontier ITBP Recently Visited Forward Locations

Sh Deepam Seth, IG NW Frontier ITBP recently visited several forward locations in Eastern Ladakh to interact with the #Himveers. The IG commended the officers and troops for their high standards of professionalism in prevailing minus 30-degree temperatures in the area.

WHAT IS ITBP ?

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is India’s primary border patrol organization with its border with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. It is one of the seven Central Armed Police Forces of India, raised on 24 October 1962, under the CRPF Act, in the wake of the Sino-Indian War of 1962. In September 1996, the Parliament of India enacted the “Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force Act, 1992” to “provide for the constitution and regulation” of the ITBP “for ensuring the security of the borders of India and for matters connected therewith”.The first head of the ITBP, designated Inspector General, was Balbir Singh, a police officer previously belonging to the Intelligence Bureau. The ITBP, which started with 4 battalions, has, since restructuring in 1978, undergone expansion to a force of 60 Battalions with 15 Sectors and 05 Frontiers as of 2018with a sanctioned strength of 89,432

ITBP, for the first two decades since its raising in 1962, until 1983, was headed by Inspector Generals of Police (IGs), all drawn from the IPS. In this period (1963–83), IGs had stable tenures, for instance, B Chatterjee, IG, was head of the force from 02-06-1964 to 31-08-1974, and R N Sheopory, like IG, was head from 03-09-1974 to 22-12-1980. In 1983, Indira Gandhi led Congress Government, upgraded ITBP head to Director General (DG).

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