Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

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Overview:

Recently, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the raising of seven new battalions of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force.

About Indo-Tibetan Border Police:

  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police is one of the Central Armed Police Forces of India.
  • It is a specialized mountain force and most of the officers and men are professionally trained mountaineers and skiers.
  • Origin: It was raised in 1962, in the wake of the Sino-Indian War of 1962 for deployment along India's border with China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
  • Status: ITBP was initially raised under the CRPF Act. However, in 1992, parliament enacted the ITBPF Act and the rules there under were framed in 1994.
  • The motto of the Force: “Shaurya-Dridhata-Karma Nishtha” (Valour – Determination – Devotion to Duty).
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Home Affair.

 


Q1) What are  the Central Armed Police Forces of India?

It is the collective name of central police organisations in India under the Ministry of Home Affairs. These forces are responsible for internal security and guarding the borders. 

Source: With an eye on China, Union Cabinet clears 7 ITBP battalions