Raising Day of Indo-Tibetan Border Police [24 October 1962 ]

Raising Day of Indo-Tibetan Border Police [24 October 1962 ]24 October 2014 :: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is one of the eight Central Armed Police Forces of the Union of Indian force raised on 24 October 1962, under the CRPF Act, in the wake of the Chinese Offensive, in 1962, in Arunachal Pradesh, and Ladakh, India, from bases in Tibet. The ITBP was intended for deployment along the India’s border with the Tibet Autonomous Region. 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 Late Balbir Singh, a police officer belonging to the Intelligence Bureau. The ITBP, which started with four battalions, has since 1976, and the restructuring in 1978, under gone phenomenal expansion. It is now a force with 45 battalion; with nine more under raising.

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